British Airways cut many routes for 2021


United Kingdom’s air carrier British Airways has at least for the next year canceled many long-haul flights.

These destinations include Seoul and the Seychelles.

Routes to cities in North America such as Pittsburgh, Calgary and Charleston have gone, alongside flights to Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Osaka.

Muscat, Jeddah and Abu Dhabi routes are axed, and BA will also temporarily suspend flights to Sydney, Bangkok and San Jose during the summer of 2021.

This is another blow to an airline industry that has already seen many job cuts due to the pandemic.

BA was forced to cut almost 10,000 staff as they lost almost £4bn in the first half of the year as passenger numbers plummeted.

According to the BBC, passengers have complained of having their flights for 2021 cancelled without an explanation.

In a statement, British Airways apologised and said customers who had their trips cancelled are entitled to a re-fund.

It advised customers on affected flights to check the BA website for the latest flight information.

BA has said previously that the pandemic has hit it harder than anything ever has before, with losses that outstrip the financial crisis of 2008 and the September 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.