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Here’s the full list of Heathrow, Gatwick and London City cancellations for July

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As you may have seen in the press, British Airways decided that yesterday afternoon was a good time to bury bad news. It announced that it would cut 10,300 more short-haul flights between August and the end of October.

We don’t have details of the August schedule yet. We do, however, thanks to the aeroroutes.com website have the updated list of British Airways short haul service cuts for July 2022.

The numbers are huge compared to where we were a few weeks ago. Cancellations have been increased after the Government relaxed the rules on the percentage of flights that had to be flown in order to protect the take off and landing slot used.

Short-haul flights from Gatwick have been reduced by 15% compared to June, whilst flights from Heathrow have been reduced by 14%. Cuts have also been made at London City Airport.

British Airways European cancellations July 2022

In terms of the ‘second wave’ of cuts announced this week:

  • the biggest cuts, by far, have been made to domestic services, including Jersey
  • some destinations which had previously escaped cuts have now been impacted, eg Ibiza, Gibraltar, Corfu
  • European cities with the biggest cuts in the ‘second wave’ include Berlin, Vienna, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Malaga and Paris

Here is the full analysis from AeroRoutes:

British Airways departures in July from London City (current plan vs mid-June plan):

Amsterdam 118 to 84
Belfast City 65 to 57
Dublin 100 to 89
Dusseldorf 80 to 72
Edinburgh 170 to 162
Glasgow 127 to 122

British Airways departures in July from London Gatwick (current plan vs mid-June plan):

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 27
Malaga 63 to 43
Malta 31 to 23
Milan 26 to 25
Nice 66 to 52
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 in July from London Heathrow (current plan vs mid-June plan):

Aberdeen 136 to 114
Amsterdam 196 to 158
Athens 161 to 141
Barcelona 177 to 157
Basel/Mulhouse 69 to 61
Belfast City 98 to 77
Berlin 158 to 134
Bologna 91 to 82
Brussels 89 to 72
Budapest 96 to 88
Corfu 74 to 73
Copenhagen 125 to 107
Dublin 132 to 112
Dusseldorf
81 to 64
Edinburgh 284 to 247
Faro 80 to 76
Frankfurt 123 to 98
Geneva 182 to 156
Gibraltar 62 to 61
Glasgow 251 to 228
Gothenburg 69 to 66
Hamburg 101 to 86
Hannover 48 to 42
Ibiza 86 to 83
Istanbul 84 to 81
Jersey 151 to 119
Larnaca 115 to 110
Lisbon 112 to 92
Lyon 75 to 70
Malaga 137 to 117
Manchester 163 to 136
Marseille 96 to 84
Milan Linate 103 to 97
Milan Malpensa 130 to 100
Munich 115 to 95
Naples 88 to 85
Newcastle 126 to 102
Nice 197 to 163
Palma de Mallorca 95 to 87
Paris CDG 190 to 158
Pisa 81 to 78
Prague 114 to 98
Rome 142 to 126
Stockholm Arlanda
110 to 93
Tirana 58 to 55
Toulouse 80 to 76
Valencia 59 to 54
Venice 115 to 105
Vienna 96 to 80
Warsaw 67 to 58
Zurich 104 to 89

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.

If your flight is no longer for sale, double check at ba.com/schedules, just in case your flight is not showing for sale because it is 100% full.

We will share the August cancellations as soon as they are available.

The original analysis is on AeroRoutes here.


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Comments (59)

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  • Colin Thames says:

    I can’t imagine how swamped their call centres are going to be over the next few months, with perhaps over a million passengers needing re-routing! (based on 100 seats on 10,300 flights). Let’s hope many will go for online refunds.

    • Chas says:

      Except they won’t be cancelling flights which are full. There will be a number of factors which play into their decision making, but essentially they will be looking to consolidate flights together

    • ChrisC says:

      The vast majority of people won’t be calling because they’ll be happy with the rebooking options offered to them or be able to change it themselves via MMB.

  • ChrisC says:

    Randomly checked my LGW- AMS for the Thursday of August bank holiday weekend.. My particular flight no longer on sale. Route gone down from 3 flights that day to 1.

    Then checked MMB and flight cancelled in there so able to rebook. Cancellation email not yet received.

    Rebooked ex LCY instead.

    Prices now set to obviously deter new bookings as significantly more then when I booked.

    It’s worth being proactive and just checking if your flight is no longer on sale and then checking MMB if it isn’t and then rebooking asap if you want the widest range of alternatives.

    • meta says:

      You could have left it and claim 250 euros compo if you haven’t received the email which is very likely. I have not received a cancellation email for at least third of my flights in the last 12 months.

      • s879 says:

        How do you claim the 250 Euros?

        • AJA says:

          I think what @Meta is suggesting is don’t do anything until you are within 14 days of the flight. Then because BA fails to inform you of the cancellation you claim the compensation. It is up to BA to prove they cancelled more than 14 days out AND told you about it.

      • ChrisC says:

        The cancellation email came through half an hour later.

        It was just a timing issue

        And I wound rather have rebooked the flight now rather than later when options could be restricted.

  • Andrea says:

    Has anybody had any experience what happens if you have booked a BA holiday (flight and hotel) and the flight is cancelled ? It’s okay if you get a different flight on the same day but any change in the date will require a change in hotel accommodation and that could be tricky.

    • AJA says:

      Firstly you need to call BA Holidays. You usually can’t rebook flights yourself in MMB because of the link with hotels and the fare class used on holiday flights doesn’t allow you to make changes yourself But BA Holidays should arrange extra nights if necessary. In my limited experience (it only happened to me once) they just brought me home a day earlier and compensated me for the loss of the day. I only accepted that because I had to be back at work on a specific day. They will find options and try and accommodate you. You also have the option of a full refund but that isn’t what I would recommend choosing.

  • VinZ says:

    My BRU-LHR flight on 14th Aug was cancelled yesterday. Alternatives are horrible.

  • Chancer says:

    This is all short haul; how are things looking for long haul bookings? I have LGW to SKB in late August (family holiday) to worry about.

    • Rob says:

      All fine. Those flights are too costly to cancel / reaccommodate.

      • Chancer says:

        That’s great news, and I’m sure will come as a relief to many other readers who were wondering about their upcoming similar bookings. Thanks very much.

  • planeconcorde says:

    Yesterday I had both sectors of a LHR to BER return in September cancelled. That is the second time that booking as had to be altered due to cancellations. Today I had one sector of a LHR to CDG return in October cancelled. I am getting fed up with all these change of plans.

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