Today’s First British Airways A350 Delivery Cancelled Due to Weather
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Update 26 July 3:45pm: British Airways has confirmed the new delivery date to be Monday, 29 July.
British Airways will have to wait a bit longer for the delivery of its first A350-1000. The airline was scheduled to take delivery of the first of its 18 A350 aircraft on order on Friday, however, due to weather issues in Europe, Friday’s delivery was cancelled.
“Due to the weather and storms across Europe, all airlines and airports are suffering from severe delays”, a British Airways spokesperson told TPG UK. “There are currently huge storms over France causing havoc. British Airways are currently not even able to land some of their planes full of paying passengers so landing an empty plane for a delivery flight is out of the question”.
The A350 — registration G-XWBA — was scheduled to land at London Heathrow (LHR) around 2pm local time from Toulouse (TLS). Both Toulouse and London were experiencing thunderstorms and rain showers Friday afternoon.
As of Friday midday, British Airways didn’t have a date for the rescheduled delivery.
The airline is set to operate a non-revenue flight from London (LHR) to Madrid (MAD) on 5 August.
Stay tuned to TPG UK for information on the rescheduled delivery date.
Featured photo courtesy British Airways.
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