Etihad modifies London schedule ahead of strike

Etihad Airways has joined Cathay Pacific in making changes to its London-bound flights ahead of a 24 hour strike by Border Agency staff across the United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 30th. 

Three Etihad flights have been cancelled to spare the airline’s guests the expected disruption in Heathrow airport and the long delays in waiting to clear immigration.

Authorities predict these could last up to 12 hours.

The cancelled flights are EY019 from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow, EY020 from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi and EY017 from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow.

Also, at the request of authorities at London Heathrow airport flight EY011 from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow will operate on November 30th with a reduced passenger capacity:

Guests booked on these flights are currently being rebooked by Etihad onto alternative flights.

Meanwhile flights to Manchester will operate as scheduled.

Etihad is considered the World’s Leading Airline by the prestigious World Travel Awards.

The carrier is presently hosting the 44th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation in Abu Dhabi.