BA to fly more than 75 per cent of customers during next strike period

26 May 2010 by BusinessTraveller

British Airways says it hopes to flying over three quarters of its customers during the next strike period, due to take place over five days from May 30-June 3.

The carrier says it is increasing its flying schedule during the next strike period “after more cabin crew than expected decided to work as normal during this week’s industrial action”.  BA says it is contacting customers today “to give them as much notice as possible about their specific travel plans between May 30 and June 3”.

The airline has increased its Heathrow long-haul schedule to more than 70 per cent, and its short-haul schedule to more than 55 per cent. In addition it says that “Due to the numbers of crew wanting to work normally at Gatwick, all flights will continue to operate as scheduled during the very busy half term break as families fly out to many popular holiday destinations”.

The latest cabin strike is now in its third day, with two more days of industrial action planned before a day’s break followed by the second five-day strike period. A third wave is then planned for June 5-9.

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