British Airways warns of continued service disruption after strikes by pilots


British Airways says it will take “some time” for flights to get back to normal, despite the end of a two-day strike by pilots.

The airline was forced to cancel almost all of its flights on Monday and Tuesday due to the strike over pay, but it expects further disruption in the coming days as it tries to get customers to their destinations.

The airline which lost an estimated £40million a day due to thousands of flights cancelled, is offering affected customers refunds or the option to re-book to another date of travel or an alternative airline.

It says nearly 150 aircraft are out of place, along with more than 700 pilots and 4,000 cabin crew having disruption to their rosters, and in many cases will be unable to operate again for several days due to legal rest requirements.”

The pilots who had previously rejected an 11.5% pay increase over three years proposed by BA in July, have called on the airline to come “back to the negotiating table with some meaningful proposals” to try to avert the next scheduled strike, on September 27.

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