British Airways canceled all its flights from London’s two main airports on Saturday after a global computer system outage caused massive delays and left planes Stuck On Runway.
BA said there was no Evidence The problem had been caused by a cyber attack.
Several hours after Began problems cropping up on Saturday morning, BA canceled flights up to 1800 GMT Because the two airports had severely Become Congested. The airline later scrapped flights from Heathrow and Gatwick for the Rest of the day.
“Please do not come to the airports. We have experienced a Major IT system failure That is Causing very severe disruption to our Flight Operations Worldwide,” the airline said in a statement.
“We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience this is Causing Our customer and we are working to Resolve the situation as QUICKLY as possible.
The problems, of Which had received Affected passengers times the across Britain, is a particularly busy weekend came with a public holiday is Monday and many school children starring for their half-term breaks.
BA is the latest airline to be hit by computer problems. Last month Germany’s Lufthansa and Air France suffered a Global System Which outage prevented them from boarding passengers.
Passengers trying to catch planes in Britain on Saturday Reported long delays at check-in desks and flights being held on Runway.
“Still on the Tarmac at Leeds. #britishairways Reckon Heathrow is so backed up that we can not set off. No way we’ll make our Vegas Flight,” one passenger, David Raine wrote on Twitter.
Another, journalist Martyn Kent, wrote: “The Sun is a plane at Heathrow for the hour and a half now. @British_Airways Captain lifeguards IT problem as ‘catastrophic’.”
London’s Heathrow Airport, one of the world’s busiest, said it was working with BA.