BA expects further delays, cancellations

BA CEO Willie Walsh

British Airways (BA) today said there could be further delays and cancellations of its flights following strikes called by the company’s unions. The strike has cost the airlines millions of pounds.

The company would soon announce its revised schedule for the next weekend when its other strikes are scheduled to begin. The Union has planned four more strikes. However, it has said it would not strike during Easter.

BA has cancelled 1,000 flights of its 1,950 flights in the last three days. The airline has been successful in getting seats for its passengers in rival airlines. The company said 1,100 cabin crew, 52 per cent of the Heathrow staff and 97 per cent of Gatwick’s ignored the strike and reported for work.

The Union is striking because of the cost-cutting drive followed by its CEO Willie Walsh.