MORE British Airways flights cancelled today as Brits face another day of travel chaos

BRITISH Airways has cancelled more flights today, affecting Brits heading on their Easter holidays.

The airline has cancelled 78 flights from Heathrow today on another day of travel chaos.

Last month, BA announced it would be reducing its summer schedule between now and the end of May to try and avoid more travel problems, after thousands of passengers had their flight cancelled due to IT issues.

As a result, 76 of today's cancelled flights were pre-planned, with just two being cancelled at the last minute due to staff shortages caused by Covid.

The two cancelled routes were from Heathrow to Dublin and Heathrow to Milan.

A spokesperson for BA said: "Only two of the flights that we've cancelled today were because of Covid – the others were all scheduled."

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"The cancelled flights were to Milan and Dublin. We've put a long-haul aircraft on to fly to Dublin so that all affected passengers can travel on the same day."

It's not just BA that has suffered with cancellations in recent days.

EasyJet was forced to cancel around 100 flights on Monday – 62 of which were set to take off from the UK – and cancelled another 60 flights yesterday.

Airlines are blaming staff shortages caused by widespread Covid infection for the flight disruption.

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EasyJet cancels another 60 flights today

A spokesman for easyJet said on Sunday: "As a result of the current high rates of Covid infections across Europe, like all businesses easyJet is experiencing higher than usual levels of employee sickness."

Yesterday, the boss in charge of Manchester Airport quit after another day of travel chaos, and warned passengers will face delays for months to come.

Police may even be drafted in to help solve the crisis and some passengers are changing their flights to other airports – Raj Singh told the BBC he moved his flights to London Luton due to having "zero confidence" with Manchester Airport.

And it isn't just the airports facing problems – the suspension of P&O services saw queues up to nine hours over the weekend coming into Dover.

Stansted Airport has released a list of tips for holidaymakers to help them navigate the long queues expected over the Easter weekend.

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