The pilots of British Airways went on strike: one and a half thousand cancelled flights

Пилоты British Airways начали забастовку: отменены полторы тысячи рейсов

From strike affected about 280 thousand passengers. The losses are estimated at 80 million pounds.

Pilots of the largest British airline British Airways have begun a 48-hour strike over a dispute about pay. Canceled almost all flights, Reuters reported on Monday, September 9.

It is noted that the British Association of airline pilots (BALPA) in July advised the airline on a three-day industrial action in September, which was the first ever strike by pilots of British Airways. After the strikes on 9 and 10 September, scheduled another day of industrial action on September 27.

BALPA claims that British Airways have to share their profits with their pilots. The airline, in turn, claims that the strike is unjustified because it considers the payout to pilots fair.

“This strike will cost the company much more expensive than the investment needed to settle this dispute,” said BALPA General Secretary Brian strutton for the away team in a statement on the eve of the strike.

Thousands of customers were forced to seek alternative travel options. During strikes by British Airways should offer passengers compensation for cancelled flights, alternative travel options in comparable terms or a new flight at a later date.

Overall, the airline has 1,500 flights canceled in the first day pilots ‘ strike, says The Telegraf. Have affected about 280 thousand passengers. The losses are estimated at 80 million pounds.

Earlier it was reported that in Kiev’s Borispol airport went on strike the employees of the company Aerohandling, which serves the air Harbor. The action was caused due to the low level of wages and working conditions.

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