BA cancels flights from London's Heathrow, Gatwick after IT outage
LONDON, May 27 British Airways said it had cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports scheduled before 1700 GMT on Saturday due to a global computer outage.
FRANKFURT Oct 6 TUI's carrier TUIfly has cancelled all its 108 flights planned for Friday after large numbers of crew members took sick leave following plans for a merger plan with peer Air Berlin.
TUIfly said on Thursday it expected more flight cancellations over the next few days.
Workers at TUIfly are concerned a combination with part of Air Berlin in a holding led by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, Air Berlin's biggest shareholder, could mean job and pay cuts.
Pilots and crew at TUIfly have been calling in sick this week, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights.
Loss-making Air Berlin, Germany's second-biggest airline announced on Wednesday it was in talks to merge its leisure travel business with that of travel and tourism giant TUI's German airline TUIfly. (Reporting by Arno Schuetze; editing by Susan Thomas)
LONDON, May 27 British Airways flights in Britain were being delayed and passengers were suffering long waits at airports on Saturday because of a global system outage, the airline said.
LONDON, May 26 Britain's biggest telecoms group BT Group Plc has begun informal talks with representatives of its retired staff about a plan to cap their pensions and ease one of the biggest challenges facing the company, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Friday.