British Airways A318 damaged at New York

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One of British Airways' two all-business Airbus A318s has been damaged on the ground at New York, forcing the carrier to cancel a number of transatlantic services.

The 32-seat A318s are used on the premium London City-New York JFK route.

Radar data shows aircraft G-EUNA operated the BA003 service to JFK on 1 February, but only its sister ship, G-EUNB, has been active since.

"One of our aircraft was damaged when it was being towed into a hangar at JFK," says the carrier. "[It] subsequently could not operate its scheduled flight on 3 February."

BA has not indicated the nature or extent of the damage to the twinjet. But the airline says: "The aircraft will resume normal operations this week."