British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports in the UK until 6pm (local time) on Saturday, due a major IT system failure, which is causing severe disruption to its flight operations worldwide.
The terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick have become extremely congested, the airline company announced on its social media accounts, asking travelers not to come to the airports.
“We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience this is causing our customers and we are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible,” the company said adding that it will be updating the situation via the media regularly throughout the day.
Heathrow and Gatwick are London’s busiest airports. Moreover, this weekend is considered among the busiest of the year for airports in the UK, as it coincides with the start of a bank holiday on May 29.