British Airways cancels many flights due to strike

The latest strike in a long-running pay dispute involving BA's Mixed Fleet will run from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July inclusive. Mixed Fleet comprise about 35 per cent of the airline's cabin crew, and staff more than 60 routes from Heathrow about one third of the total. While most flights will operate as normal, British Airways has cancelled a number of long-haul departures to and from Heathrow, but says that short-haul flights are unaffected. On the Heathrow-Doha route alone, 12 flights have been cancelled in the first six days of the strike. Passengers will be switched to services operated by Qatar Airways, which owns one-fifth of BA's parent company, IAG. To Nigeria's capital, Abuja, three out of the first five daily round-trips in July have been cancelled. Saturday's Heathrow-Muscat departure, and the return on Sunday, has also been grounded. Most other key long-haul Mixed Fleet routes, including Bangkok, Beijing, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Singapore and Sydney, appear to be unaffected. Courtesy: Independent
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