By Tom Westcott.
Tripoli, 18 November 2013:
British Airways’ flights between London Heathrow and Tripoli were cancelled today because of a technical fault.
“The . . .[restrict]BA 898 experienced a technical fault which resulted in a roundtrip cancellation,” the airline told the Libya Herald. “We have rebooked customers on to the BA 898/899 flight tomorrow.”
BA said that it always erred on the side of caution, adding: “We would never fly an aircraft unless it is absolutely safe to do so and we will always check any potential technical issues.”
The airline apologised for any inconvenience the cancellation had caused to its customers. Flights are expected to run as normal from tomorrow.
BA increased its flights between Tripoli and London from three to four times a week over the peak summer season. It recently announced that the extra flight had been such a success it would keep the higher frequency schedule during the winter season. [/restrict]