2 The carrier has been among the worst affected by sector-wide turmoil, as airlines eye recovery after the lifting of Covid pandemic travel restrictions.
3 BA has already axed thousands of short-haul flights this year as it struggles to meet strengthening demand with sufficient staff.
4 “As a result of Heathrow’s request to limit new bookings, we’ve decided to take responsible action and limit the available fares on some Heathrow services to help maximise rebooking options for existing customers,” BA said in a statement on Tuesday.
6 BA has already been operating a pared-down flights schedule.
7 In early July, it cut 10,300 short-haul flights up to the end of October.
8 That brought total flight cancellations to 13 percent of its entire summer schedule.
9 Separately, BA had last month avoided a strike by its Heathrow ground staff after making an improved pay offer.
11 IAG logged net profit of 133 million euros ($135 million) in the second quarter, after a loss of 981 million euros a year earlier.