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23 December 2006 :: 16:12:42 pm 31149

British Airways grounds flights amid hopes of end to fog chaos

London- British Airways has cancelled several flights from London‘s Heathrow airport Saturday, but hoped to operate all domestic flights to and from the airport later in the day.
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The airline said it hoped to operate 95 per cent of its Heathrow services, including 87 per cent of short-haul flights, on Saturday, with a full service on Sunday, according to the BBC.

Three days of dense fog have caused hundreds of flight cancellations and severe delays. British Airways had on Friday cancelled 46 flights on Saturday – far fewer than in the past days.

The disruption followed the cancellation of more than 500 connections in previous days. More than 40,000 travellers were affected.

Smaller British carrier bmi had also cancelled a number of flights as the fog meant air traffic controllers had to limit the number of hourly take-offs and landings.

BA’s services to Paris and Brussels would begin again on Christmas Eve.

Extra trains and coaches were laid on to transport travellers to destinations in Britain.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : World News

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