15 Sep 2022by Gary Noakes
British Airways will cancel 50 flights on Monday from Heathrow because the airport makes “applicable adjustments” to schedules to keep away from noise disruption throughout the Queen’s funeral.
BA’s cancellations will have an effect on round 50 short-haul flights to Europe all through the day the place it has a number of frequencies and can add bigger plane on some routes.
BA has no deliberate long-haul cancellations however will retime some flights. The service’s Gatwick and London Metropolis flights might be unaffected.
BA mentioned: “As a mark of respect for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her State Funeral, we’ve got diminished our schedule and re-timed some flights at Heathrow to make sure the skies are quiet at sure moments on Monday September nineteenth.”
Virgin Atlantic will cancel 4 flights to and from Los Angeles and San Francisco departing on Sunday and Monday. Monday’s 15.05 departure to Las Vegas might be retimed to 11.30.
The funeral is because of begin at 11am and be concluded in about an hour. The timing means it is going to influence a number of inbound transatlantic flights.
The airport mentioned airways “might want to modify their schedules accordingly, which can imply some adjustments to flights”. This might embody cancellations, it indicated.
Heathrow mentioned: “Passengers affected by these adjustments might be contacted immediately by their airways about their journey plans and the choices out there to them. Passengers who’ve been notified that their flight has been cancelled, and/or don’t have a confirmed seat on a flight, mustn’t flip as much as the airport.”
Heathrow mentioned it could have further employees on responsibility to help passengers and would replace its web site with recommendation.
The Queen’s funeral might be proven on the airport’s screens. Non-essential retailers in its terminals might be closed, however important retailers, akin to WH Smith, Boots, Travelex, eating places, cafes and pubs will stay open.