British Airways Cancels Flights On September 27 Due To Strike
British Airways has said that it is cancelling some flights scheduled for September 27, when its pilots are due to hold another strike.
"We are now contacting all those affected to offer them a full refund or a rebooking on an alternative date, destination or airline," British Airways said in an e-mailed statement.
It did not say how many flights will be affected.
This week, the airline, which is owned by International Airlines Group (IAG), was forced to cancel 1,700 flights to and from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports during two days of strike action by pilots over pay. Another day of industrial action has been scheduled for September 27.
The pilots' union, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), wants a pay deal to include profit sharing for BA pilots.
"We understand that BA has started cancelling its operations on the 27 September today outside of the 14-day window to avoid having to compensate affected passengers," BALPA said in a statement.
British Airways has warned that it will take some time for its flight schedule to return to normal after this week's strikes left aircraft and crew in the wrong places.