British Airways pilots overwhelmingly voted in favour of strike over pay, affecting thousands of travellers.
British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) with 4500 members represents about 85 per cent of British Airways pilots, and 93% voted in favour of taking industrial action after rejecting a three-year pay deal.
British Airways says it is offering a pay rise worth 11.5 per cent over three years, well above the rate of inflation, but the union rejected the deal.
Unions have been pushing for a deal after IAG reported a €2.9bn (£2.6bn) pre-tax in 2018.
BA, which carries up to 145,000 passengers per day, said “We are very disappointed that Balpa has chosen to threaten the travel plans of thousands of our customers, over the summer holidays, with possible strike action”