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10 Dec 2018 | 06:34 AM UTC

UK/US: Flight delays possible during Virgin Atlantic strike late Dec.-Jan.

United Kingdom News Alert

Union representing one-third of Virgin Atlantic pilots announces strike from December 22-25, December 30-January 2, January 4-7; flight disruptions between the UK andUS possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION United Kingdom, United States

Event

The Professional Pilots Union (PPU) announced on Friday, December 7, that its Virgin Atlantic members would go on strike for several days over the Christmas and New Year's period. The union members, which comprise about one-third of Virgin Atlantic's pilot workforce, will go on strike from Saturday, December 22, to Tuesday, December 25, and again on Sunday, December 30, to Wednesday, January 2, and from Friday, January 4, to Monday, January 7. Virgin Atlantic has stated that it does not expect disruptions to services. However, flight delays or cancelations cannot be ruled out.

Context

Virgin Atlantic is a UK airline that primarily flies routes between the UK and the US. The company also has flights to Lagos (Nigeria), Johannesburg (South Africa), Dubai (UAE), Delhi (India), Hong Kong and Shanghai (China), and Cancun (Mexico).

Advice

Individuals traveling with Virgin Atlantic are advised to confirm flight reservations, maintain flexible itineraries, and anticipate flight delays or disruptions.

 

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