British Airways cancels almost all its flights due to the pilot strike

British Airways (BA) has announced the cancellation of almost 100% of its flights during this Monday and Tuesday before the 48-hour strike called by the Balpa pilots union.

The airline has reported that, in the absence of details by the union about how many pilots would participate in the strike, “there was no way to predict how many planes would be operational,” so it had no “choice” to proceed to these cancellations

The airline has reported that, in the absence of details by the union about how many pilots would participate in the strike, “there was no way to predict how many planes would be operational,” so it had no “choice” to proceed to these cancellations

However, he has pointed out that BA CityFlyer, Sun-Air and Comair flights are not affected by these cancellations and that he is working with the subsidiaries to schedule larger planes that allow him to transport a larger number of customers.

In addition to these two days, the union has established on September 27 one more day of work stoppages. The claims of the workers are based on the fact that the airline “is obtaining enormous benefits as a result of hard work and personal dedication”, even “from the sacrifices made in difficult times.”

Last week, Balpa offered to cancel the strike if the airline accepted a new proposal, but it was rejected. However, both parties have valued that they maintain their willingness to negotiate.