London’s Heathrow Airport cancels flights before strike

The airport said it has asked airlines to consolidate flights and re-book passengers on alternative services in advance.

3 August 2019 | 16:35

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 3 August 2019 | 16:35

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LONDON: Heathrow Airport has cancelled 172 flights Monday and Tuesday amid strike plans by thousands of workers.

Members of the Unite union overwhelmingly rejected the airports 7.3% pay increase offer.

The airport said it has asked airlines to consolidate flights and re-book passengers on alternative services in advance. Passengers are also being advised to contact their airlines to seek the most up-to-date information.

Security is also expected to take longer than usual and passengers are being advised to prepare.

Union leaders are set to meet with Heathrow’s management Saturday after talks dragged late into the night on Friday.

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