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

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Thanks to the aeroroutes.com website, we have the updated list of British Airways short haul service cuts for August 2022. This follows on from our article about BA’s flight cancellations in July.

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 12% compared to May, whilst flights from Heathrow have been reduced by 20%. Cuts have also been made at London City Airport.

In terms of the cuts announced this week:

  • Gatwick and London City appear to be less affected by cuts than in July
  • A lot of destinations that previously avoided cancellations have now been affected, although some routes have now been cut several times
  • European cities with the biggest cuts include Amsterdam, Basel, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Copenhagen, Lyon, Nice and Oslo

Here is the full analysis from AeroRoutes:

British Airways departures in August from London City (May plan vs current plan):

  • Amsterdam 127 to 102
  • Edinburgh 180 to 159

British Airways departures in August from London Gatwick (May plan vs current plan):

  • Amsterdam 85 to 35
  • Bari 26 to 20
  • Berlin 31 to 21
  • Bordeaux 58 to 36
  • Cagliari 31 to 23
  • Catania 32 to 31
  • Milan Malpensa 27 to 22
  • Nice 67 to 47
  • Turin 27 to 23
  • Venice 36 to 28
  • Verona 31 to 25

British Airways departures in August from London Heathrow (May plan vs current plan):

  • Aberdeen 182 to 160
  • Amsterdam 239 to 219
  • Athens 167 to 159
  • Barcelona 217 to 186
  • Basel/Mulhouse 89 to 56
  • Belfast City138 to 126
  • Berlin 194 to 94
  • Billund 31 to 28
  • Bologna 93 to 82
  • Brussels 112 to 46
  • Bucharest 62 to 54
  • Copenhagen 166 to 102
  • Dublin 192 to 184
  • Dubrovnik 26 to 25
  • Dusseldorf 117 to 107
  • Edinburgh 347 to 318
  • Faro 77 to 73
  • Frankfurt 141 to 87
  • Funchal 26 to 25
  • Geneva 221 to154
  • Gibraltar 62 to 51
  • Glasgow 341 to 323
  • Gothenburg 85 to 49
  • Hamburg 117 to 79
  • Hannover 60 to 45
  • Ibiza 78 to 77
  • Inverness 62 to 53
  • Istanbul 89 to 66
  • Jersey 181 to 172
  • Krakow 31 to 17
  • Larnaca 120 to 114
  • Lisbon 129 to 116
  • Luxembourg 27 to 22
  • Lyon 102 to 57
  • Malaga 122 to 111
  • Manchester 174 to 158
  • Marseille 123 to 77
  • Milan Linate 130 to 113
  • Milan Malpensa 147 to 100
  • Munich 153 to 81
  • Naples 89 to 79
  • Newcastle 158 to 140
  • Nice 232 to 116
  • Nuremberg 27 to 20
  • Olbia 35 to 33
  • Oslo 90 to 51
  • Palma de Mallorca 96 to 86
  • Paris CDG 229 to 142
  • Pisa 79 to 66
  • Porto 71 to 64
  • Prague 135 to 120
  • Reykjavik Keflavik 21 to 17
  • Rome Fiumcino 170 to 143
  • Sofia 31 to 24
  • Split 44 to 43
  • Stockholm Arlanda 126 to 98
  • Stuttgart 63 to 53
  • Tenerife South 20 to 17
  • Thessaloniki 31 to 30
  • Thira 40 to 39
  • Tirana 62 to 49
  • Toulouse 93 to 68
  • Valencia 62 to 54
  • Venice 110 to 91
  • Vienna 107 to 91
  • Warsaw 93 to 84
  • Zagreb 49 to 26
  • Zurich 148 to 97

The main driver behind these cuts is the lack of available ground staff to handle the aircraft. 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 August 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.

The original analysis is on AeroRoutes here.


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Comments (53)

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  • roger says:

    I am observing one flight from LHR to INV which more than doubled in price few days ago and now back to normal price for new bookings so assume it won’t be cancelled. It is towards end of August.

  • Sam Bentley says:

    I’ve just had my flight to Seville cancelled from Gatwick. August the 2nd. Spent the day trying to call and the phones cut off after 5 mins. Stressful to say the least!

  • Ralphy says:

    I imagine the upside of this is a Win for many passengers, particularly with flights being so expensive right now. We were booked on a “cheaper” late flight into Barcelona and are now on an early flight that was just too expensive to book at the time.

  • kt1974 says:

    The changes are pretty brutal in Sept too (also on Aeroroutes) – eg Oslo and Copenhagen have gone from up to 4/5 flights a day to just 1 in some cases. The first I hear about cancellations is a seat change email. Then you get auto-rebooked on a generally unacceptable flight. MMB on the website often isn’t working, but app usually fine. And if you click through there are options for non-BA flights too: I’ve rebooked my Oslo onto Finnair (longer flights, but more likely to run, nice big planes, and more Avios/TP bonus!)

  • John says:

    Belfast City (BHD) from Heathrow, rather than Belfast International (BFS) surely?

  • Stephen says:

    Doesn’t seem to be a complete list? We had flights to Seville booked in August from Gatwick, out and return both cancelled yesterday.

    • Rhys says:

      All we can do is publish the filed schedules! This data is from a couple of days ago, though.

  • Mikel says:

    They’ve already started on September. Received an email last Wednesday to advise that the flight would be operated by Iberia – less than a week later, the flight is now cancelled.

  • Nerock says:

    I’m sure it’s just bad phrasing but surprised the below made it through the normally high headforpoints standards. It is obvious that cutting flights is cutting capacity meaning less passengers at the airport. Current demand is so high that a 20% cut in flights will translate to similar reduction in passengers assuming similar load factor and a roughly equal capacity (aircraft size) amongst the flights cancelled. There were thousands of unbooked seats on these summer flights yet which cannot be sold anymore since many will be taken up by rebooked passengers. Some of which will of course rather abandon plans due to inconvenient new flights and ask for refund instead. It is also an important factor that by cutting flights the aircraft utilisation rate is reduced meaning much needed slack capacity in the system against the anticipated significant delays.

    The main driver behind these cuts is the lack of available ground staff to handle the aircraft. The actual number of passengers handled will not change hugely, since passengers on cancelled flights will be rebooked

    • Rhys says:

      It would be interesting to see the number of people who rebook vs who take a refund. I think many will want to rebook.

      • nerock says:

        I agree I think most people want to rebook a cancelled flight, though particularly with short trips the limited flight options can often make it impractical.. But my main point was that I think it was really incorrect to say in the article that passenger numbers would not change hugely after cancellations..

        • Rob says:

          You’re probably not rebooking a Heathrow flight. I expect this option to be withdrawn given the news today about the 100,000 person cap to 11th September.

          • nerock says:

            Well I’m sure airlines will make the most of it but there are some legal obligations there..

        • Lady London says:

          Then people should just reroute to Christmas, February school hols or Easter. Still swopping like for like in terms of desirability, or as close as can be got, if cancelled from peak summer out of Heathrow.

          Personally if cancelled and not able to rebook still at a near date I want I would do absolutely nothing. It’s OK not to take any alternative flight BA puts in MMB, just don’t accept it leave it there, you can let the date pass while you consider/wait for/rearrange plans. I’d be calling early October to reroute – or now if I’m sure I want to use my right to choose a new date if that date is another peak period.

          I’d certainly not accept a refund now as that closes off all my options. Best to wait for the smoke to clear then rationally select reroute or refund.

    • Brian78 says:

      There must be fewer passengers as Heathrow said “almost 6 million” travelled June.

      The equivalent number in June 2019 was 7.2 million.

    • Rob says:

      No longer. Heathrow has just told airlines to stop selling flights completely until after the Summer.

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