British Airways (BA) is cancelling around 32 flights a day to and from Heathrow Airport at the start of the Easter holidays. BBC News reports the move is due to a planned 10-day strike by 1,400 Heathrow security workers in the Unite union, who are taking action in a dispute over pay.
BA said it had offered a range of options to affected customers. Heathrow says contingency plans will be put in place to ensure it can "operate as normal".
Workers at Terminal 5, which is used by British Airways, will take part in the action, as will those who check cargo. The walkout is due to start on March 31 and end on April 9. Talks last week failed to avert the action.
BA has been told by the airport to reduce its schedule on those days by 5% and has stopped selling tickets.
The airport said it was deploying 1,000 additional staff, together with its management team, who will be in the terminals providing assistance to passengers over the Easter break.
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