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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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  • Nick says:

    A good time to bury bad news, or meeting the government’s deadline of announcing before the slot alleviation deadline they set for this Friday?

  • Ryan says:

    Ive an inbound trip this Friday night from Boston arriving Sat am meant to connecting to Glasgow (2 business class). The gla sector is cancelled with nothing on Fri, Sat, or Sun. I asked to be rerouted maybe in the aer lingus via dublin but they wont because the Boston flight is still going ahead.
    Do we have any rights to a hotel, or compensation or re-route so far they have said nothing.

    • Andrew. says:

      Request a re-route to Edinburgh instead?

      Scottish Citylink AIR service runs every 30 minutes between Central Glasgow and EDI and takes less than an hour.

      https://www.citylink.co.uk/media/3qjjmy1x/citlink-air-tt-leaflet-mar22-web.pdf

      Alternatively

      Tram to Edinburgh Park Station, then train to Glasgow. There are around 4 direct trains an hour to Glasgow. Journey Time from airport to Edinburgh Park is about 10 minutes. Journey time from Edinburgh Park to Glasgow Queen Street is about 50-70 minutes.

  • Ro says:

    No cuts for Inverness…that sounds good.

  • Stuart says:

    The schedule data is horrible, I’ve just checked Newcastle to London on 16th August, each flight is listed about 4 times with slightly different departure and landing times

    • Jonty says:

      …and an “I” symbol next to the flights operating

    • Tony says:

      I had the same experience – the little i indicates the ones running.

      But, if you turn your phone sideways it shows it as a table with the departures for multiple days – which is probably where the original issue comes from in wanting to show all possible times.

  • Gordon says:

    The pain is not relenting….

  • James K says:

    Our LGW flight to Crete on 1 Aug is not for sale, but showing on the BA schedule. Likewise the return on the 15th. Who knows what’s going on. Already got a claim in for replacement EasyJet flights to Sicily in June. Any experience on how long claims are taking to process at the moment?

    • Dave says:

      easyJet paid me UK261 cancellation 27days after claim and expenses reimbursement 28days after claim in the last week

    • Lottie says:

      As per Dave claims were confirmed at 28 days, plus 6 days for the money to go into my bank account.

    • Andrew says:

      EasyJet paid paid me £1600 (!) for our 2 replacement flights to Palermo 3 weeks after the claim. The flights were so expensive as the cancellation was with 4 hours notice, and we had to take high priced flights with a change in Milan. Very simple claims process with EasyJet.

  • Mark says:

    Our return from FCO was cancelled the other week then the outbound a few days ago, it was pure luck I’d logged in to check the flight number for a transfer booking. We’d received
    No email notifying us if the cancellation.

    Annoying as the only alternatives were 7am or 7pm!

  • Thegasman says:

    BA may also stop selling seats on a flight that is running if they know that they would need all available seats to accommodate passengers from cancelled flights. It’s just a waiting game unfortunately.

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