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BA boosts flight schedule ahead of strike action

BA boosts flight schedule ahead of strike action

British Airways (BA) will increase its flying schedule during the five days of planned strikes by cabin crew which begin on Saturday (June 5th).

This has been made possible thanks to the rising number of cabin crew staff wishing to work as normal, with the airline increasing its long-haul schedule from Heathrow to more than 80 percent of services.

Previously, BA had only planned to operate 70 percent of its long-haul flights from the UK’s busiest airport.

Meanwhile, its short-haul services from Heathrow will be operated at 60 percent of the normal frequency – up from the 55 percent originally planned for earlier this week.

In good news for football fans, BA has also confirmed that is running a full schedule to South Africa, which amounts to 26 departures a week, ahead of the World Cup, which begins on June 11th.

Last month, BA said that it intended to carry 70 percent of its passengers during the last wave of strikes, which took place between May 18th and 22nd.

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