London Heathrow Airport prepares for another staff strike

London Heathrow prepares for another staff strike

According to a press release, 350 union members, who, according to Unite, were hired by the aviation firm Menzies, will begin a 72-hour strike on November 18.

Protest action at Heathrow — the busiest airport in the UK — “will lead to disruptions, delays and cancellations of flights departing from terminals 2, 3 and 4.”

Among the airlines that will be particularly affected by the actions of the strikers will be American Airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Qantas, Swiss Air, TAP Air Portugal, Austrian Airlines, Egyptair, Aer Lingus and Finnair.

As a reminder, air traffic at Heathrow was disrupted several times this summer due to a lack of qualified personnel.

To to cope with a sharp increase in demand, in July Heathrow introduced a daily limit for passengers for the rest of the summer and then extended it until October.

At the end of October, the restriction was lifted, and Heathrow even announced that the air harbor was ready for most Merry Christmas over the past three years.

For 10 months this year, the airport's passenger traffic was about 74 percent of the pre-pandemic 2019 level.

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