The British carrier British Airways had to take a harsh measure to overcome the chaos. Tourists who have not been able to buy tickets for August can now generally relax – it is basically impossible to buy them anymore – at least until August 15th. The airline, at the request of Heathrow Airport, has generally stopped selling tickets for all short-haul flights, including tourist flights. Moreover, short-haul flights include not only domestic flights, but also flights within Europe, including flights to resorts in Spain, Italy and Greece.
British Airways said in a statement: “We have taken this measure in accordance with a decision taken by the airport “. The main goal is to reduce the nightmarish number of passengers and aviation chaos at London Heathrow Airport. As a result, the airline decided to limit the number of flights, including to European resorts – this will affect, for example, Spain.
“We decided to take responsible measures and limit the available fares for some Heathrow services in order to help ensure maximum rebooking options for existing customers, given the restrictions placed on us and the current challenges facing the entire aviation industry,” adds the carrier.
Interestingly, the sale of new tickets was initially suspended only until 8 August. However, very quickly – literally in a few hours – the deadline was extended to August 15. So it is quite possible that such an extension will happen again, and maybe more than once.
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