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British Airways resumes flights, Heathrow expects delays

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British Airways resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports on Sunday after a global computer system failure sowed chaos, leaving planes grounded and thousands of passengers queuing for hours.

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BA said it aimed to operate a near normal schedule of flights from Gatwick airport and the majority of flights from Heathrow on Sunday, but Heathrow Airport told passengers not to travel to the airport unless they were rebooked on other flights.

It said it expected further delays and cancellations of BA flights on Sunday.

"We are continuing to work hard to restore all of our IT systems and are aiming to operate a near normal schedule at Gatwick and the majority of services from Heathrow on Sunday," BA said in a statement.

"We are extremely sorry for the huge disruption caused to customers," BA said.

"Following a worldwide British Airways' IT system issue yesterday, delays and cancellations of British Airways flights are expected today," Heathrow said in a statement on Sunday.

"All passengers whose flights were canceled yesterday should not travel to the airport today unless they have already rebooked onto another flight," the airport said.

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