British Airways flights from the United States were delayed on Monday night due to technical problems.
“Our flights scheduled to depart from the United States this evening are currently being delayed due to a technical issue with our third-party flight planning provider, which we are currently working on. urgently investigating,” the airline said in a statement.
It is not clear which company provides the flight plan for British Airways.
An airline spokesperson said the incident did not affect departed flights and was not a safety issue.
The situation occurs when the holiday season is in progress – and with it, holiday travel. AAA yes estimate that more than 112 million people in the United States will travel 50 miles or more from home between December 23 and January 2. The organization said it expects this year to be “the third-busiest year for travel.” holiday schedule since AAA began tracking in 2000.”
A spokesman for British Airways on Monday said the airline was “updating our customers and providing them with refreshments.”