The largest airline in the United Kingdom, British Airways (BA), canceled 1,500 more flights for July, on top of the reduced ten percent scheduled flights between April and October.
“We took pre-emptive action earlier this year to reduce our summer schedule to provide customers with as much notice as possible about any changes to their travel plans,” the airline spokesperson said.
“As the entire aviation industry continues to face the most challenging period in its history, regrettably, it has become necessary to make some further reductions,” the spokesperson added.
The cancellations came following the Department of Transport’s deadline for airline amnesty, a short window to return airport slots they will be unable to operate.
Airport slots authorize airlines to take off or land on a specified day at a specified time.
Reports said BA would announce further cancellations over the summer before the deadline.
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