BALPA calls off BA strike for 27 September

BALPA calls off BA strike for 27 September

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced today it has called off the next strike scheduled for 27 September in the ongoing dispute between British Airways and its pilots.  Last week, British Airways pilots striked for the first time in the airline’s history, walking out for two days following failed negotiations between the airline and the pilots’ union over pay.  The strikes led to the cancellation of nearly 100% of BA flights, costing the airline…

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Norwegian offers slots to delay bond repayments

Norwegian offers slots to delay bond repayments

Scandinavian low-cost airline Norwegian is requesting to delay the repayment of bonds in exchange for its takeoff and landing slots at London Gatwick. The airline says it is requesting extension of the maturity dates for two sets of unsecured bonds – NAS07 and NAS08 – until November 2021 and February 2022, respectively. The two bonds were originally set to mature in December 2019 and August 2020. Norwegian claims that its Gatwick slots are valued at…

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BA pilots vote overwhelmingly for strike action

BA pilots vote overwhelmingly for strike action

British Airways pilots have overwhelmingly voted in support of industrial strike action, a ballot by the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has revealed. The union, which represents pilots in the UK, announced the results on Monday afternoon, with a 93% vote in favour of industrial action on a 90% turnout. The dispute at British Airways relates to pay, profit sharing, and a so-called share save programme, according to the union. In a statement, BALPA General Secretary, Brian Strutton, said:…

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