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BORDER FORCE strikes at Heathrow appear so far to be having little impact on the airport’s arrivals and departures. A spokesperson for the airport told City A.M. this morning that despite a walkout by staff, “operations continue to run smoothly and the airport is operating as normal. The Immigration halls are free flowing with Border [...]
To say that the UK aviation industry has had an eventful 2022 would be an understatement. This time last year, airlines and airports were on their knees as the Omicron variant emerged from South Africa at the end of November and in a matter of weeks reached Britain, bringing with it a truckload of new [...]
The UK’s major airports will be hit with a walk-out of Border Force workers on Friday, as posties walk-out over pay again, causing disruption in the run up to Christmas. Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will walk out from Friday 23 December to 26 December as well as 28 December and [...]
Border Force has called on airlines to make changes to their schedules to guarantee a smoother flow of passengers amid the upcoming strikes. “We will expect operators to make any adaptations which could lead to some changes in schedules just to ensure a smooth flow of operations,” said chief operating officer Steve Dann. The government [...]
Millions of Britons will need to brace for additional chaos during the festive season as Border Force staff at several UK hubs are set to down tools. Around 1,000 members of the union PCS will strike at the likes of Heathrow and Gatwick between 23 and 26 as well as 28 and 31 December after [...]
Heathrow has raised its 2022 earnings forecast to £1.67bn as over 61 million passengers are set to pass through its gates this year. The west London hub has increased predictions by £308m following higher revenue and flat operating costs. “Our liquidity position remains strong, and we expect to finish the year with £4.3bn of cash [...]
Chaos at Heathrow has been averted as ground handlers u-turned and called off a 72-hour strike following an eleventh-hour deal. Members of the union Unite working for aviation firm Menzies have decided to call off tomorrow’s walkout after receiving an improved pay offer. “As an act of goodwill, the strike action scheduled to begin tomorrow [...]
Heathrow has assured travellers that their journeys will be unaffected by Border Force strikes, as the number of people using the airport falls. Last week, Border Force staff working at several UK airports agreed to strike over the Christmas period in a long-standing dispute over jobs and pay. Members of the union PCS will walk [...]
The row between Heathrow and its airport customers has reached a new high after Shai Weiss, the chief executive of Virgin Atlantic, called out the UK aviation regulator over the airport’s interim price cap. Weiss has accused the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of “putting the interests of a monopolistic airport and its shareholders ahead of [...]
City A.M.’s Millie Turner provides a roundup of the most important hires and job moves across the City, every morning. Email email@example.com to be featured. Heathrow Express Heathrow Express has appointed a new director and business lead, who rejoins after a three-year hiatus. Daniel Edwards previously led the Heathrow VIP commercial team before becoming head of retail categories. Edwards, who launched its [...]
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