BA halts short-haul flights from Heathrow

STORY: British Airways has halted ticket sales on short-haul flights from Heathrow airport.

The move comes following the London airport’s decision to cap capacity to tackle widespread disruption and cancellations.

The halt in sales will last until August 8.

BA said the sales suspension was designed to allow existing customers to rebook flights when needed.

It will cover domestic and European destinations.

Airlines and airports across Britain and Europe have struggled to cope with the rebound in post-lockdown travel.

Many have failed to recruit enough staff to handle check-ins and baggage handling.

Some have introduced caps on numbers in a bid to limit queues, delays and cancellations.

Last week Heathrow airport said a cap on new bookings had delivered a “marked improvement” in punctuality.

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