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The past few months have been challenging for airlines and airports across Europe, and it isn’t getting better any time soon. In fact, it’s expected to get more challenging for the aviation industry.

That is why British Airways has decided to preemptively cancel 650 more flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick Airport.

The 3 European destinations that are going to see the most cancellations in July are Spain, Portugal, and Greece, affecting up to 105,000 passengers and 70 destinations.

Woman in virus protection face mask looking at information board checking her flight in international airport. Departure board, flight status

The past few months have been challenging for airlines and airports across Europe, and it isn’t getting better any time soon. In fact, it’s expected to get more challenging for the aviation industry.

British Airways has decided to cancel even more flights this summer, most of which are still weeks in advance in order to avoid causing further chaos across major airports in the U.K. such as Heathrow and Gatwick.

Flights that are scheduled to be canceled are amongst the most popular ones due to the tourist destinations it services. Palma de Mallorca, Faro (Portugal), Malaga (Spain), and Athens are expected to be among the locations that will be affected.

The old city of Ronda in Malaga

British Airways is confident that the cancellations over the coming weeks will ultimately cause a better travel experience at airports across the U.K.

This comes after thousands of flights throughout Europe have been canceled over the past months as airlines and airports across the continent are struggling to keep up with unprecedented travel demand.

Long Queue Of Passengers Wearing Face Masks At UK Border, London Heathrow Airport, London, England, United Kingdom

The past few months have been challenging for airlines and airports across Europe, and it isn’t getting better any time soon. In fact, it’s expected to get more challenging for the aviation industry.

Over the past 2 years during the pandemic, airlines all over the world, including British Airways were faced with unprecedented challenges due to the Corona Virus. Travel virtually came to a complete standstill and airlines had to reduce their staffing substantially.

Many airline and airport employees retired early or took generous severance packages. Airlines didn’t anticipate such a strong recovery for the travel sector and now are struggling to keep up with demand while slowly ramping up their staffing.

A process that takes months, sometimes, even longer. It takes years for pilots to become certified and properly trained, ground crews need to be screened for security threats, and such background checks can oftentimes take months in themselves.

On top of that, you have to keep in mind that the aviation industry does not pay all that well either. Oftentimes these individuals are overworked and underpaid.

Dublin, Ireland - February 2018: Close up of the side of a British Airways plane arriving at the airport termin in Dublin (Dublin, Ireland - February 2018: Close up of the side of a British Airways plane arriving at the airport termin in Dublin, ASCII

Which is an entirely different problem with is also in part, responsible for the mayhem that is playing out across airports in Europe.

The past few months have been challenging for airlines and airports across Europe, and it isn’t getting better any time soon. In fact, it’s expected to get more challenging for the aviation industry.

British Airlines isn’t the only airline that is struggling with keeping its airline happy, airlines all over the world are currently in negotiations with unions for compensatory solutions.

British Airways however has had some major problems with its staffing going on strikes.

The airline has been forced to cancel around 8,000 flights between March and October.

The reason is a shortage of staffing, and the staff that the airline does have is expected to go on numerous summer strikes.

The past few months have been challenging for airlines and airports across Europe, and it isn’t getting better any time soon. In fact, it’s expected to get more challenging for the aviation industry.

British Airways staff are demanding that they would be issued 10% of their base pay from last year as they were facing “fire and rehire” tactics during the pandemic.

British Airways has offered the staff a one-time bonus payment but the employees would like the money reinstated permanently as a salary increase. Strike dates have yet to be announced but it is likely to hit the peak summer school holiday period meaning mid-July.

Workers are required by law to give at least two weeks’ notice of any strike action so dates are likely to be announced soon.

Passengers will only have a few options.

Passengers will be offered an alternative flight or a full refund according to British Airways. However, it is unclear how many alternative flights there will be seeing as the airline can only operate a very limited amount of flights during the peak travel season.

Travelers could also be entitled to cash compensation if their flight is canceled with less than two weeks notice.

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Kai

Friday 8th of July 2022

Hey :) Please precise clearly if this is affecting only British Airways flights (or flights from the UK). I love the blog!

Lena

Wednesday 6th of July 2022

When will the people start saying the truth as we all know what is really behind this , the aviation chaos is not due to challenges caused by any Corona Virus, it is the direct result of our government’s policies , who follow the instructions of WEF and Herr Schwab , thee great reset is going to plan , no travelling for plebs , you will own nothing and you will be happy

pablito

Thursday 7th of July 2022

@Lena, that is true...sadly few people understand, maybe when corona 22 and 23 will come over and no cash they will understand, but might be too late now...