British Airways cancels 85 more flights today as disruption continues

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British Airways has cancelled up to one in ten flights today worldwide as disruption continues after 48 hours of strike action by its pilots.

The airline, which operates 850 flights daily, said that it is planning on operating more than 90 per cent of its services, but thousands of passengers still face more delays.

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It said almost half the airline's 300 planes and more than 700 pilots started the day in the wrong place, meaning there would be disruption.

The British flag-carrier said their 'highly complex, global operation' means that it will take 'some time to get back to a completely normal flight schedule.'

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Almost 195,000 passengers had their travel plans plunged into chaos after the first two-day walkout in the airline's 100 year history, which began on Monday.

Members of the British Airline Pilots' Association (Balpa) said its members strongly supported the strikes, which caused the cancellation of more than 1,700 flights.

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But passengers have been told to expect yet more delays and confusion after the strike ended at midnight last night.

The airline is offering affected customers refunds or the option to re-book to another date of travel or an alternative airline.

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A spokesman said: 'We are very sorry for the disruption Balpa's industrial action has caused our customers.

'We are doing everything we can to get back to normal and to get our customers to their destinations.'

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'It added: The nature of our highly complex, global operation means that it will take some time to get back to a completely normal flight schedule however, we plan to fly more than 90% of our flights today.'

It said in an earlier statement, BA said: 'Due to the union's strike action, nearly half of our fleet of over 300 aircraft and more than 700 pilots will start the day in the wrong place.

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