Heathrow Airport: which flights are cancelled or delayed - are British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair affected?

The 20 flights cancelled by British Airways on Thursday takes the total number of grounded routes to 72 in the last five days.

The Easter holiday travel chaos at Heathrow Airport has entered a fifth day.

The plight of thousands of people travelling home for Easter was impacted again on Thursday when British Airways announced it had cancelled a further 20 flights to and from Heathrow Airport.

Cancelled British Airways flights to/from Heathrow Thursday April 7, 2022:

British Airways to/from Heathrow

Domestic:

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast City
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle

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European

  • Frankfurt (2)
  • Hanover (2)
  • Stockholm (2)
  • Milan Malpensa
  • Toulouse
  • Madrid
  • Tirana
  • Vienna
  • Oslo
  • Zagreb
  • Bologna
  • Stuttgart
  • Nice
  • Basel
  • Munich
  • Zurich
  • Budapest
  • Luxembourg
  • Brussels
  • Berlin
  • Venice
  • Copenhagen
  • Marseille
  • Barcelona
  • Dusseldorf
  • Paris

Why did British Airways cancel the flights?

The reason behind the decision to cancel the flights is a mixture of British Airways’ aim to improve reliability before the end of May as well as rising staff sickness absences due to Covid-19.

Some of the flights ealier in the week were cancelled because of Covid-19 regulations in specific countries around the world.

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Earlier this week, British Airways cancelled 64 flights between Monday and Tuesday.

Some experts have said, because there is no quick-fix, the disruption could last months.

Are any of the other airlines affected?

Yes. easyJet has cancelled 52 flights to and from the UK this week.

The majority of cancelled easyJet flights on Thursday were at London Gatwick Airport.

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Suh was the impact of the cancelled easyJet flights on Manchester Airport this week, the airport’s managing director, Karen Smart, resigned on Tuesday.

“Having taken on the position at the start of the pandemic, she has decided now is the time to return to the south of England, where her family is based, to pursue fresh career opportunities,” said a spokesperson for Manchester Airports Group (MAG) on Tuesday.

The cancellations have been felt at other airports throughout the UK such as Bristol and London Luton.

How do I know if my flight has been cancelled?

British Airways should contact you if your flight has been cancelled.

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If you suspect your flight might have been cancelled but you have not received any confirmation from British Airways you should go to the British Airways website and log on to the ‘Manage My Booking’ where you should find up-to-date information concerning your flight.

British Airways cancelled 58 flights to and from Heathrow Airport on Wednesday. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

Am I entitled to a refund if my flight is cancelled?

Yes. If an airline cancels your flight you are entitled to a full refund, vouchers or you can request to be booked on the next available flight.

This is what it says about the cancellation of flights on the British Airways website: “If your flight has been cancelled you can claim a refund.

“Review your EU consumer rights.

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“Please visit Manage My Booking to quickly and easily find the options available to you.

“If you booked through a travel agent or a tour operator, please contact them directly to discuss your options or request a refund. If you need further assistance obtaining a refund from your travel agent or tour operator, please contact us directly.

“If you need assistance please contact us, we are here to help.”