Europe’s Busiest Airport Hit by a Second Day of Disruptions

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
February 17, 2020 Updated: February 17, 2020

Europe’s busiest airport suffered the knock-on effects on Feb. 17 of technical issues that disrupted travel over the weekend.

About 60 arrivals at Heathrow Airport were disrupted, reflecting almost 10 percent of the total number. Those troubles come a day after some 130 flights airlines were canceled.

Heathrow Airport
A general view of aircraft at Heathrow Airport in London on Oct. 11, 2016. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Monday’s disrupted flights were operated by British Airways, the largest airline at the west London hub. Sunday’s disruptions included other airlines as well.

The airline said in a statement that the “technical issue with Heathrow Airport’s systems has now been resolved but after 10 hours of disruption across all terminals, we do expect to see a knock-on effect to today’s short-haul schedule.’’

The airline said extra personnel had been brought in to help passengers.