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Heathrow Strike on Monday ‘Suspended’ as Talks Continue

Heathrow Strike on Monday ‘Suspended’ as Talks Continue

The union representing workers at Heathrow Airport announced that the planned strike scheduled to take place Monday has been suspended.
The move came in order to allow for further talks between airport management and union officials.
“Tomorrow’s strike by Unite members working for Heathrow Airport has been suspended to allow for further talks at Acas tomorrow,” Unite officials said in a brief statement.
The strike, which is still scheduled for Tuesday, would include …

British Airways Pilots Vote in Favor of Strike

British Airways Pilots Vote in Favor of Strike

The British Airline Pilots’ Association said Monday afternoon that 93% of its members had voted in favor of a strike.
The dispute is over pay and the pilots union has already rejected an 11.5% increase over three years, which the airline termed “fair and generous.”
“This strong result demonstrates the resolve of BA pilots, and shows BA that it must table a sensible improved offer if a strike is to be averted,” …

WestJet to Increase Frequency on Over 24 Routes

WestJet to Increase Frequency on Over 24 Routes

WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline, announced its new winter schedule on Monday.
The airline plans to increase the frequency of over two dozen flights including flights from its Calgary hub to Paris, London Gatwick, Fort Lauderdale, and Honolulu, as well as flights from Toronto to Kingston, London Gatwick, and Aruba.
Other routes that will see an increase in frequency include Ottawa to Fort Myers and Edmonton to Saskatoon.
In addition, the carrier …

British Airways, Lufthansa Suspend Cairo Flights, Citing Security Risks

British Airways, Lufthansa Suspend Cairo Flights, Citing Security Risks

British Airways and Lufthansa separately on Saturday the cancellation of all flights to Cairo, a day after the British government warned of a “heightened risk of terrorism against aviation.”
BA said it was suspending flights for seven days, while Lufthansa said it would resume flights on Sunday.
“We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world,” British Airways said in a statement, “and have suspended flights to Cairo …

Norwegian Shifting Some Additional Oakland Flights to San Francisco, Cancelling 12 Others

Norwegian Shifting Some Additional Oakland Flights to San Francisco, Cancelling 12 Others

Norwegian Air will shift flights from Barcelona and Paris to the Bay Area from Oakland International Airport to San Francisco International Airport at the end of October.
Earlier in the year, the Bærum, Norway-based airline moved its London Gatwick flight from Oakland to SFO.
The airline also announced it is permanently removing flights between Gatwick and Las Vegas as well as between Stockholm and Orlando from its schedule. It also said it …

Workers at Heathrow Plan Series of Strikes That Could ‘Shut Down’ Airport

Workers at Heathrow Plan Series of Strikes That Could ‘Shut Down’ Airport

The trade union representing over 4,000 workers at Heathrow Airport in London are threatening to disrupt holiday travel in the coming weeks with their plans to “shut down the airport.”
“Summer travel chaos looms,” the union said in a tweet.
The workers, represented by Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, will strike, following a pay dispute, on the first weekend of school holidays in Britain and during the August bank holiday weekend.
“There …

London Gatwick Reopens After IT Failure Shuts Down Operations

London Gatwick Reopens After IT Failure Shuts Down Operations

London Gatwick Airport is recovering from an IT failure that caused a multi-hour shutdown of the airport.
Flights were suspended for nearly two hours, after a power outage caused an IT meltdown in its air traffic control systems.
Over two dozen flights were diverted to other airports and eight were cancelled.
The airport is urging passengers to check with their airlines before proceeding to the airport.
“Following an earlier air traffic control systems issue, flights …