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All flights cancelled at Heathrow and Gatwick after global computer failure

British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick following a massive global IT failure.

Every departure scheduled today has been cancelled and the airline is asking passengers not to come to the airports.

The company’s unreliable new IT system crashed worldwide for the sixth time in a year shortly after 11am today.

Travellers at British airports started flooding the company’s Twitter account with complaints of flights grounded, online services unavailable and huge queues.

The computer glitch, which also took out the BA website for two hours, comes after an outage in September of last year which followed four in the space of a month across June and July.

This afternoon, BA said it had cancelled all flights leaving from Heathrow and  Gatwick for the rest of today because of a “major IT system failure”.



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