Heathrow delays continue after technical glitches

Marco Green
February 19, 2020

The UK-based easyJet alone canceled more than 230 flights on Saturday, the newspaper Metro reported.

It was unclear how long the system outage would last.

A Heathrow spokesman said: 'Following yesterday's technical issue, Heathrow's systems are stable and the airport is operating as normal. "We are working to resolve the issue as a priority and apologise for any impacts this may have on our passengers". "Our teams will continue to monitor our systems and be on hand to provide assistance to passengers as we work to resume our regular operations".

Monday's disrupted flights were operated by British Airways, the largest airline at the west London hub. Hundreds of flights in and out of the United Kingdom were canceled over the weekend because of the storm.

The situation at the airport on Sunday was described on Twitter by one passenger as "utter chaos".

"To help direct customers to their gates, we have deployed additional Heathrow colleagues across our terminals".

Other IT glitches had caused widespread delays at London Heathrow in the recent past, but those incidents were due to British Airways' own systems, while in this case, Heathrow Airport's check-in systems are to blame.

The video of Etihad Airbus A 380 nail-biting landing at Heathrow airport amidst high-intensity winds due to Storm Dennis has gone viral on the internet.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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