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Airlines cancel flights to US after terror alert

Three airlines cancelled transatlantic flights on Sunday, following a fresh terror alert that coincided with growing criticism by the EU privacy watchdog of US passenger-vetting procedures. Flights operated by British Airways, Air France and Continental Airlines were cancelled on Sunday. Several of the airlines’ flights from the US, scheduled for Monday, were also cancelled because the aircraft remained in the UK and France. The cancellations were the result of what a security official said on Sunday was “increased collection capacity” of information on potential terrorist threats by intelligence agencies. The information leading to Sunday’s cancellations was sent by the US to UK and French officials, the official said. Shares in BA fell 2.1 per cent to 298.5p in early trade on Monday. Full Story

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