British Airways has again increased its flying
schedule during Uniteís five day strike (5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 June
The airline has said it will increase its
Heathrow longhaul schedule to more than 80% of flights (up from
more than 70% this week and 60% in the first strike period). It
will be increasing its Heathrow shorthaul schedule to 60% of
flights (up from more than 55% this week and more than 50% in the
first strike period).
British Airways flights at Gatwick, the UKís
second busiest airport, will remain unaffected by the industrial
action, as will flights at London City airport.
The airline will also fly its full schedule (26 departures a
week) to South Africa with thousands of fans due to fly out to
Johannesburg and Cape Town from Heathrow Terminal 5 ahead of the
FIFA World Cup kick-off.
The airline will also continue to fly
its entire Heathrow to New York JFK schedule and serve in excess
of 85% of its longhaul destinations and 100% of
its shorthaul network.
All dedicated cargo freighter services continue to operate as
Customers are advised to check ba.com on a
regular basis to see if their flight is still operating before
departing for the airport. If their flight has been cancelled they
should not travel to the airport but contact British Airways or
their travel agent.
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