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Airport Awaits Details Of BA Flight Cuts

Jersey Airport bosses say the impact of British Airways' mass flight cancellations on the island this summer remains unclear.

The airline announced it is cutting a further 10,300 short-haul flights, mainly due to staff shortages.

BA has not confirmed if the Channel Islands' routes are included in that category.

It is the second-largest UK-based carrier and regularly serves the island along with EasyJet.

Jersey Airport Director Robin MacRae says although he is in contact with the airline, it is not yet clear what the impact will be on Jersey.

"We do expect to receive a revised summer schedule from British Airways shortly, however we do not currently know what the exact changes will be. As soon as we have more information, we will share what we know.

British Airways has assured passengers that most of their flights will be unaffected and will offer to rebook new flights or issue a full refund in the event of cancellation."

This latest announcement means that more than 30,000 BA flights will have been removed between April and October this year.

Mr. MacRae said last month, after news of Gatwick capping flights, that he was hopeful that any changes to services would have minimal impact on its passengers.

Meanwhile, a dispute between unions and BA check-in staff at Heathrow, that had threatened to cause further potential disruption to travellers this summer, has ended after the company made an improved pay offer.

Staff had threatened to take industrial action after a 10% wage cut was made during the pandemic and not reversed.

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