London-based British Airways (BA) says it will reduce and re-time some flights at Heathrow on September 19, 2022, as part of plans to create a quiet atmosphere during the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“As a mark of respect for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her State Funeral, we have reduced our schedule & re-timed some flights at Heathrow to ensure the skies are quiet at certain moments on Monday, September 19th,” the airline said in a Tweet on Thursday, September 15, 2022.
British Airways’ statement follows the decision by Heathrow Airport to liaise with airlines to avoid noise disruption during the state funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth II.
“Out of respect for Her Majesty The Queen, Heathrow, NATS and airlines, will make appropriate changes to their operations to avoid noise disruption for the State Funeral at Westminster Abbey and the Committal Service at Windsor Castle on Monday 19 September 2022.
“Heathrow and airlines are working closely with NATS to minimise the impact of these changes. Passengers affected by these changes will be contacted directly by their airlines. If your flight has been cancelled, please do not turn up to the airport. We apologise for the inconvenience some passengers will experience due to these exceptional circumstances,” Heathrow Airport tweeted on Thursday.