BRITISH AIRWAYS has cancelled more flights next month, affecting more than 105,000 passengers.

The flag carrier has already cancelled 16,000 flights between March and October, with many scrapped in advance.

However the airline has been forced to reduce its flights further in July due to the ongoing travel chaos.

According to the Daily Mail, flights from Gatwick and Heathrow have been affected, reducing flights from 8,383 to 7,731.

Destinations affected including Spanish hotspots Barcelona, Majorca and Malaga, as well as cities in Portugal and Greece.

The airline has claimed the cancellations are due to ongoing staff shortages.

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A British Airways spokesperson: "We took pre-emptive action earlier this year to reduce our summer schedule to provide customers with as much notice as possible about any changes to their travel plans.

"As the entire aviation industry continues to face into the most challenging period in its history, regrettably it has become necessary to make some further reductions.

"We're in touch with customers to apologise and offer to rebook them or issue a full refund."

It isn't just BA who are being forced to cancel more flights – easyJet are warning another 10,000 could be cut this summer.

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Lufthansa, who originally confirmed they would cancel 900 flights this summer, announced another 2,200 would be cut.

It comes as Heathrow cut 30 flights this morning, leaving 5,000 passengers forced to find new flights which has been slammed as 'complete chaos'.

The cancellations come just days after Heathrow descended into chaos with suitcases abandoned across terminals.

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Shocking images showed the disarray passengers attempted to navigate, with thousands of suitcases deserted at both arrivals and departures.

Other airports have had to reduce their schedule too, with Gatwick cancelling 4,000 flights in advance this summer.

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