British Airways 'temporarily suspends' Calgary-London winter flights

Twelve years after they were launched, British Airways winter flights between Calgary and London’s Heathrow Airport will be “temporarily suspended” later this year, CBC News has learned.

Flights already purchased will be rebooked or refunded, airline says

The airline introduced the Calgary-London service in December 2006, at the time offering five flights a week. (File Photo/Frank Augstein/The Associated Press)

Twelve years after they were launched, British Airways winter flights between Calgary and London's Heathrow Airport will be "temporarily suspended" later this year, CBC News has learned.

"We regularly review our schedule to ensure that we are flying to destinations popular with our customers during the months they wish to fly," a spokesperson wrote in an email response on Tuesday.

"As such, British Airways will be temporarily suspending flights between Calgary and London over the winter period. We will rebook passengers on to alternative flights or offer them a full refund."

The airline introduced the service in December 2006, at the time offering five flights a week.

The last flight before the winter suspension will be Oct. 27.

The Calgary International Airport says travellers still have lots of options.

"Albertans will continue to be well served to international destinations including London through our more than 80 non-stop routes," the airport said in a statement.

"We're pleased to see international passenger traffic continuing to rise at YYC with over 11 per cent growth year to date."

With files from CBC's Diane Yanko