BA cancel flights to Nigeria over IT glitch.

  • Set to operates four flights to Lagos, Abuja tomorrow
As a result of the glitch in its IT that has led to grounding of its operations worldwide, British Airways’ Flight 74 will not come to Lagos tonight.
The airline’s Abuja flight is also affected by the problems that led to cancellations of flights across the world and make nonsense of thousands of passengers travel plans.
A top official of the airline who spoke to Woleshadarenews on condition of anonymity said the flight had been rescheduled to arrive tomorrow afternoon.
The source said BA will operate two flights into Lagos tomorrow (Thursday).
The first of the flights would take off at 9am from London Heathrow and expected to arrive at about 3pm while the second flight will arrive at past 5pm.
British Airways operates two flights into Nigeria.
It operates to Lagos and Abuja on weekly 14 frequency.

While it is unclear just how widespread the issue is, BA has insisted it is not a global outage and is a problem with two separate systems – one that deals with online check in, the other that deals with flight departures.

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A total of 81 flights have been cancelled to or from Heathrow today while 10 Gatwick flights were cancelled. More than 200 other flights were delayed, with some more than five hours behind schedule – reportedly affecting up to 15,000 passengers.It’s the third major IT outage for BA in two years after 672 flights were cancelled with 75,000 people affected over a May Bank holiday in 2017 and another glitch in July last year.

And problems have struck again this morning – in the middle of the British school holidays.

The airline has already urged passengers flying out of Heathrow, Gatwick and London City to rebook their flights if affected – suggesting the problem may not have a quick fix.

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BA could face a compensation bill in excess of £5million if all those affected claim what they are entitled to under EU rules.
Wole Shadare