British Airways strike: all outbound flights cancelled on second day of pilot walkout

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Tue, 10 Sep 2019 - 03:16 GMT

FILE PHOTO: British Airways aircraft are seen at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

FILE PHOTO: British Airways aircraft are seen at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON - 10 September 2019: All British Airways outbound flights from Heathrow and Gatwick have been grounded by the pilots’ strike for a second day – wrecking the plans of almost 100,000 passengers and costing the airline up to £50m in lost revenue and additional costs, The Independent reported.

A pay dispute between BA and the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) has caused the biggest shutdown in the carrier’s history.

The only departure on the British Airways schedule from Heathrow Terminal 5 is an afternoon flight to Cairo – operated by Air Belgium.

From Gatwick, BA passengers will travel to New York JFK on another third-party flight, on Evelop Airlines, a Spanish charter carrier. An Air Baltic flight to and from Riga will operate under a British Airways number.

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