British Airways Crippled After Systems Go Down Across Entire World, But Airline Denies Cyber Attack

British Airways have cancelled all flights until 6pm from Heathrow and Gatwick.
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Customers have reported that they aren’t able to use the airline’s website and app with one saying he had to miss his flight as he couldn’t fetch his boarding pass

British Airways have cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports until 6pm after their computer systems were brought down across the entire world.

Angry passengers on social media have said that their flights aren’t taking off, that there are huge queues at check-in, and that they can’t use the app or website.

There were reports of BA staff telling disgruntled passengers trying to get away for the Bank Holiday weekend that the company was under cyber attack but this has been denied by the airline.

Passenger Jo Josson said: “Officials are telling us there has been a cyber attack against BA’s systems. Even the tannoy is affected.”

Another, Michele Andjel, said a British Airways flight captain announced: “It appears to be a cyber attack.”

In a statement, BA said: “We have experienced a major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide.

“The terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick have become extremely congested and we have cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick before 6pm UK time today, so please do not come to the airports.”

They added: “We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience this is causing our customers and we are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.”

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SOURCE: The Sun
George Sandeman