British Airways flights delayed due to 'technical issue'

21 November 2019, 06:52 | Updated: 21 November 2019, 07:10

British Airways flights are facing delays
British Airways flights are facing delays. Picture: PA
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

British Airways passengers are facing delays after what the airline has called a "technical issue."

The airline says teams are working hard to fix the problem which hit a small number of flights yesterday evening.

It's apologised to customers affected and says they're assisting them with alternative arrangements.

A spokesperson said: "Our teams are working hard to resolve a technical issue which is affecting some of our flights​. We're rebooking customers onto alternative flights and offering hotel accommodation where they are unable to continue their journeys tonight."

LBC Reporter John Stratford waited over two and a half hours to deplane at JFK airport in New York, British Airways told him.

"Due to a technical issue affecting a small number of our flights today, there was a shortage of available gates at JFK airport, meaning we had to delay disembarkation."

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