Saturday, 27 May 2017

BA cancels flights from Heathrow and Gatwick due to global outage

British Airways has cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports before 6pm due to a "global system outage".
Passengers have been facing delays and long waits for what the airline called a "major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide".

BA says there was no evidence of a cyber-attack.

It apologised to passengers, saying it is "working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible".

Passengers on social media are reporting massive queues as check-ins and baggage systems were down, while planes were being held on runways.

Some say they have been unable to check-in using the mobile app, and some said they missed their flights because of the technical problems.

The disruption comes at the start of a bank holiday weekend and during half-term school holidays.

SKY     News.