Flights cancelled at London Heathrow Airport due to industrial action

Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5. Photo: © Heathrow Airport

Issues around workers pay have lead to members of the Unite workers union opting to strike on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th of August. The resulting action means that a total of 177 flights (at the time of writing) have been cancelled from both day’s schedules. The Unite Union claim that up to 2,500 workers will take part in the strike, which will affect all areas of the airport’s operation.

The action is set to cause chaos with passengers, with London Heathrow being the busiest airport in Europe, and the busiest two-runway airport in the world, seeing an average of around 1,300 aircraft movements per day. As ever with disrupted airport operations, passengers are being advised to check with the airline they are travelling with for updates regarding their flights.

Update as of August 5th, 2019, 16:30 UTC:
The planned strike action has been cancelled. However, a second scheduled industrial action is still scheduled to go ahead on August 23rd and 24th.