BRITISH
Airways is to cut 3,000 jobs by the autumn and slash capacity by 5% as the war
in Iraq bites into bookings.

The
job cuts are part of BA’s cost-cutting programme and were originally scheduled
for March next year.

Capacity
has been taken mainly from BA’s transatlantic routes and will result in
approximately 132,000 less seats available during April and May.

Suspended
flights include a daily Heathrow to New York service and one daily Heathrow to
Chicago service.