Heathrow strike forces BA to cancel flights from Terminal 5 over the Easter period | UK News
British Airways has been forced to cancel flights at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 over the Easter period due to a strike by security guards.
The airline is expected to cancel up to 32 flights a day between March 31 and April 9.
A statement from BA read: “Following Heathrow’s requirement to reduce the number of passengers traveling during the strike period proposed by its employees, we have unfortunately had to make a small number of adjustments to our schedule.
“We apologized to customers whose travel plans were affected and offered them a range of options, including rebooking on a new flight with us or another airline, or requesting a full refund.
“Our teams continue to work closely with Heathrow to ensure our customers’ journeys run smoothly.”
A spokesman for Heathrow Airport said: ‘We will not let these unnecessary strikes affect our passengers’ hard-earned holidays.
The airport has announced that it will deploy 1,000 additional staff and its management team to the terminals to provide assistance to passengers during the Easter holidays.
The spokesperson said: “As with any busy period, it may take a little longer than usual to clear security, but it will be well managed and smooth.
“Passengers can help us get the best start to their journey by checking their flight status with their airline before heading to the airport, arriving at Heathrow no earlier than two hours before short-haul flights. and three hours before long-haul flights and being ready for security with their compliant liquids and electronic devices out of their carry-on baggage.”