BA's Heathrow Flights Returning To Normal

Lloyd Doyle
July 21, 2018

Things were already fraught at Heathrow because of a fire alert at the control tower Wednesday afternoon which cause the grounding of flights for several hours.

British Airways said on Thursday it had resolved an I.T. issue overnight which had led to cancelled flights at Europe's busiest airport Heathrow, and was trying to minimise any further disruption to its schedule.

Some passengers said they had been delayed by nearly 15 hours. It's not terribly helpful...

Another said: "We're really not getting any information at the moment".

BA tweeted: "We are experiencing disruption to our flights as a result of an issue with some of our IT systems". They can't re-book the flights because they've got no computer system. "Emergency services responded using our regular safety procedures, and our operations have started to resume". Following the fire alarm, flights were forced to divert Gatwick and Stansted airports, while others had to return to their original destinations after take-off.

The outage caused delays and cancellations, with BA's Terminal 5 particularly badly affected.

"We are working with our supplier to resolve the matter and are sorry for the disruption to our customers' travel plans", British Airways said in a statement.

HSBC, which sees IAG as a "sell, ' set a price target of 600p on the stock yesterday, while Deutsche Bank reaffirmed the British Airways and Iberia parent as a 'buy, ' valuing the shares at 750p".

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