London: IAG SA’s British Airways is set to scrap 320 flights at London’s Heathrow airport during the Easter week as security workers plan a 10-day strike over pay.
The airline is axing 32 short-haul flights per day for the duration of the industrial action, set to take place from March 31 to April 9. That’s equivalent to about 5 per cent of the airline’s schedule, according to British Airways.
Unite has called on security staff at Terminal 5 to strike to seek better pay. Heathrow Airport has proposed a 10 per cent wage increase, an offer the union amounts to an actual pay cut given the rate of inflation.
Affected customers can request a full refund or rebook their flight with BA or a different carrier, the airline said. BA expects most customers to be able to travel within 24 hours of their originally planned flight.
Long-haul services and flights to and from Gatwick and London City Airports will continue to operate as normal.