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British Airways (BA) has apologised after flights due to depart from the US were grounded for several hours.

The airline said a technical issue that affected some of its long-haul flight planning systems during the night had now been resolved.

BA passengers reported waiting for several hours in airports, with flights eventually departing after long delays.

In a statement in the early hours of Tuesday, BA said: "Our flights due to depart the USA tonight are currently delayed due to a technical issue with our third-party flight planning supplier, which we are urgently investigating."

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