British Airways cancels flights due to system failure

British Airways has canceled over 100 filght and More than 200 other flights were delayed, with some more than five hours behind schedule due to system issues affecting check in and flight depature.

The airline on its twitter handle apologies “We are very sorry to our customers for the disruption to their travel plans. We are working as quickly as possible to resolve a systems issue which has resulted in a number of cancellations and delays today.

The airline  offer customers booked on short-haul services departing from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City wednesday, a refund or the opportunity to rebook to another day.

Around 20,000 passengers will be affected by the cancellations and BA could face a compensation bill in excess of £8 million if all those affected claim what they are entitled to under European Union rules.

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