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Strike: BA assures passengers of uninterrupted service

By Kenneth Ehigiator
British Airways, Monday, assured Nigerian passengers that they would not be caught in the web of the strike its cabin crew would be declaring today.

The airline said in a statement in Lagos last night that its flights from Lagos and Abuja as well as Heathrow Terminal 5 in London would run without any interruptions.

BA said: “The airline’s services from the international airports in Lagos and Abuja to and from Heathrow’s Terminal 5 in London will remain unaffected by the proposed strikes, which have been scheduled to hold in four phases from 18 May to 9 June 2010.”

On its contingency plan for the duration of the strike, BA said it would fly more than 60,000 customers a day, which represents over 70 per cent of its booked customers.

It said at Heathrow, it would fly more than 60 per cent of longhaul and 50 per cent of its shorthaul flights, adding that it had also arranged to secure seats from other carriers.

“So thousands more customers can reach their chosen destinations as they can be rebooked onto over 50 alternative carriers,” the airline assured passengers.


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