British Airways pilots strike grounds 1700 flights in blow to airline

Topics British Airways

Nearly all British Airways (BA) flights were grounded by its first ever pilots strike on Monday, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of passengers in a dispute over pay.

The action by British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) members forced BA, part of International Airlines Group (IAG), to cancel 1,700 flights to and from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports during two days of action in its latest high-profile setback. BA faces intense competition on short-haul routes from easyJet, Ryanair and other low-cost airlines.....

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