Pilot Union Votes for Strike Action
British Airways (BA) pilots have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay, threatening a walkout over the key summer holiday period.
The union is required to give BA a minimum of two weeks’ notice of any action, meaning the earliest any strike action could take place is 06 August. The airline has lodged a strike injunction with the High Court and should this not be successful, the union may then issue its strike notice on the same day.
Should the strike proceed, the airline will implement contingency plans but August is a peak month for travel and many flights are already fully booked.
Strike action is likely to cause severe disruption to flights at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The CityFlyer operation based at London City Airport will not be impacted.
BA passengers should ensure their contact details in their Travel Profile are up to date to facilitate communication in the event of flight cancellations or delays.