British Airways says that all of its customers “will be able to fly to their destinations” during the planned strike action by Mixed Fleet cabin crew on Tuesday January 10 and Wednesday January 11.

In a statement the carrier said that all flights to and from Gatwick and London City will operate as normal, as will “the vast majority” of flights at Heathrow.

However BA admitted that that it will be forced to merge some Heathrow services during the strike period, and said that affected customers are being contacted “with the options available for them”.

“As part of our contingency plan, we will be merging a very small number of flights to and from Heathrow,” said the carrier. “This will mean some customers will travel slightly earlier or later in the day than their original booking.”

BA said that it looked forward to “welcoming more than 200,000 customers on to our flights across the two days and ensuring they can all proceed with their holiday breaks, visits to friends and family or business meetings”.

The carrier also urged Unite “Unite to abandon its strike plans which are serving only to cause anxiety among our Mixed Fleet cabin crew colleagues who do a tremendous job for our customers”.

BA added that it “continues to be available for further dialogue with Unite”.

For more information on the dispute see our article from earlier this week.