London, May 26 (BNA): British Airways canceled dozens of flights on Friday due to computer problems, disrupting the plans of thousands of travelers at the start of a busy weekend.
Most of the 42 affected flights were on short-haul routes to and from Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport. Computer problems on Thursday caused planes and crew to be grounded on Friday, which was expected to be the busiest day for UK air travel since before the coronavirus pandemic.
Other flights were delayed, as some passengers were unable to check in online, according to the Associated Press.
Travel is expected to be particularly busy over the next few days as the three-day weekend coincides with the start of a week-long holiday for most schools in Britain.