Thousands of British Airways passengers stranded as airfare skyrockets by 2,200%

British Airways

Over 280,000 passengers who had intended to travel with the British Airways are currently stranded, even as airfare has skyrocketed by 2,200%.

This was caused by the ongoing strike embarked upon by the pilots of the airline.

The situation has left the UK isolated amid sold-out routes and stratospherically priced flights.

While air ticket prices are typically fluid and increment during periods of heavy demand are not uncommon, the level of increase seen during this ongoing strike is particularly extreme.

A return flight this week from London to Nice, in the South of France, costs as much as £1,272 for the less-than-two-hour journey.

As of last Wednesday, the same flight was £694.