British Airways cuts 15% of its Gatwick short-haul flights for July, and 7% at Heathrow
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The aeroroutes.com website published an interesting list yesterday of British Airways short haul service cuts for July 2022.
The numbers are huge – far bigger than we imagined.
Flights from Gatwick have been reduced by 14% from this week vs last week, whilst flights from Heathrow have been reduced by 7%.
Here is the full analysis from AeroRoutes:
British Airways departures from London Gatwick (last week vs this week and the rest of July):
Alicante 54 to 45
Amsterdam 83 to 60
Antalya 31 to 26
Athens 19 to 17
Bari 27 to 24
Berlin 31 to 28
Bordeaux 58 to 49
Cagliari 31 to 29
Catania 30 to 27
Dalaman 41 to 34
Dubrovnik 31 to 29
Faro 56 to 36
Ibiza 46 to 38
Lanzarote 31 to 28
Madrid 31 to 27
Mahon 31 to 30
Malaga 63 to 43
Malta 31 to 23
Nice 66 to 62
Palma de Mallorca 41 to 28
Tenerife South 35 to 29
Thessaloniki 17 to 14
Venice 34 to 28
Verona 31 to 23
British Airways departures from London Heathrow (last week vs this week and the rest of July):
Aberdeen 136 to 122
Amsterdam 196 to 160
Athens 161 to 145
Barcelona 177 to 162
Basel/Mulhouse 69 to 64
Belfast City 98 to 89
Berlin 158 to 143
Bologna 91 to 84
Brussels 89 to 76
Budapest 96 to 91
Copenhagen 125 to 124
Dusseldorf 81 to 67
Edinburgh 284 to 271
Faro 80 to 77
Frankfurt 123 to 104
Geneva 182 to 161
Glasgow 251 to 245
Gothenburg 69 to 66
Hamburg 101 to 90
Hannover 48 to 45
Istanbul 84 to 81
Jersey 151 to 129
Larnaca 115 to 111
Lisbon 112 to 109
Lyon 75 to 72
Malaga 137 to 128
Manchester 163 to 150
Marseille 96 to 89
Milan Linate 103 to 98
Milan Malpensa 130 to 110
Munich 115 to 98
Naples 88 to 87
Newcastle 126 to 114
Nice 197 to 173
Palma de Mallorca 95 to 90
Paris CDG 190 to 167
Pisa 81 to 79
Prague 114 to 105
Rome 142 to 126
Stockholm Arlanda 110 to 96
Tirana 58 to 56
Toulouse 80 to 78
Valencia 59 to 57
Venice 115 to 109
Vienna 96 to 91
Warsaw 67 to 58
Zurich 104 to 91
The main driver behind these cuts is the lack of available ground staff to handle the aircraft, although the Gatwick changes may also be impacted by crew shortages at the new Euroflyer operation. The actual number of passengers handled will not change hugely, since passengers on cancelled flights will be rebooked.
It isn’t clear if British Airways has notified everyone whose flights have been cancelled. Announcements tend to be drip-fed into the system to manage the demands on call centres.
If you have a British Airways European flight in July you should check ba.com to see if seats are still being sold – if not, look out for a cancellation email. Note that BA will not rebook you until your flight has been officially cancelled, even if it has been pulled from sale.
(EDIT: as per the comments, double check at ba.com/schedules, just in case your flight is not showing because it is 100% full due to other cancellations and rebookings.)
The original analysis is on AeroRoutes here.
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