Staff shortages hit BA flights

9th Nov 2007

Staff shortages have caused British Airways to cancel some flights on Friday, including one transatlantic service. The disruption occurred at Gatwick Airport where a flight to Houston in Texas was among those axed, according to the UK Press Association.One of the Houston passengers told PA: “I’ve heard that BA is about 200 crew staff short and there is huge disruption to flights. “We turned up only to find that our flight had been cancelled and a number of other services are not operating as well.”

A BA spokesman said: “There have been a very small number of cancellations, mostly of short-haul flights.

“Passengers on the Houston flight are being flown out on an alternative flight to Houston.

“There is a staff shortage involving cabin crew today.


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