HEATHROW Airport has been forced to cancel more flights today, affecting thousands of travellers who slammed the ‘total chaos’ this morning.
The London airport told 30 airlines that they had to cancel flights during the morning peak.
This is expected to affect as many as 5,000 passengers who will be told at short notice of the cancellations.
While Heathrow hasn’t confirmed which airlines have been affected the most, British Airways said a “handful” of their flights have been affected.
Virgin Atlantic also said two of their flights had been affected, while Delta, Lufthansa , KLM, American Airlines, Aer Lingus and Air France are among the airlines with cancelled routes.
Fuming Brits complained on social media calling it “carnage” and “total chaos” – one man wrote: “Absolute shambles, complete chaos & only found out at check in with no prior notification.”
Another wrote: “Total chaos at Heathrow this morning. BA flights cancelled and zero customer service!
A third said: “Over two hours since landing and still not out of @HeathrowAirport, shambles.”
A spokesperson for the airport told the Sun Online Travel: “We are expecting higher passenger numbers in today’s morning peak than the airport currently has capacity to serve, and so to keep everyone safe we have asked airlines to remove 30 flights from the morning peak for tomorrow only.
“We will work with airlines to get affected passengers rebooked onto other flights outside of the peak so that as many as possible can get away tomorrow, and we apologise for the impact this has on travel plans.