Statement - Cancellation Of Flights Between The UK, USA And Canada

London, Wednesday, September 12, 2001: British Airways confirmed that it has cancelled all of its scheduled services between the UK, USA and Canada today.

The decision follows yesterday’s tragic terrorist attacks in America and the subsequent closure of all US and Canadian airports.

Flights to Tel Aviv and Islamabad are also suspended.

During the course of today, British Airways will continue to assess the resumption of its services to and from North America. British Airways and its representatives are working closely with the airport authorities where flights and passengers have been diverted.

British Airways serves 21 destinations in the USA, with 23 daily services operating from London Heathrow and 12 daily services from London Gatwick and one flight from Manchester. Seven flights are operated per day to New York’s JFK and Newark airports.


Passengers who would like further information regarding British Airways flights to and from the USA or Canada should contact the following numbers:

From the UK call, 0845 77 999 77
From the USA, call: 1-800-Airways
From all other countries, call your local telephone sales office.