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British Airways Cancels Flights On 27 September Due To Strike

Published on Sep 13 2019 4:00 PM in General Industry tagged: british airways / strikes / Cancellations

British Airways Cancels Flights On 27 September Due To Strike

British Airways said on Thursday it is cancelling some flights scheduled for 27 September 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 emailed statement.

It did not say how many flights would be affected.

Cancellations

The airline, owned by International Airlines Group (IAG), was forced this week 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 27 September.

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 warned on Wednesday it would take some time for its flight schedule to return to normal after this week's strikes left aircraft and crew in the wrong place.

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