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Heathrow Airport strike: Oman Air says flights will continue to operate

Oman Air however advised passengers to minimise their hand luggage and to arrive at Heathrow airport early.

TAS News Service
August 3, 2019

Muscat: National airline Oman Air will operate its flights as scheduled despite an airport-wide strike called on August 5 and 6 by Heathrow Airport staff over pay dispute.

In a statement issued online, Oman Air however advised passengers to minimise their hand luggage and to arrive at Heathrow airport early.

“In view of the notified strike at London’s Heathrow Airport on 5th and 6th August, Oman Air will endeavour to operate our scheduled flights as published. We advise guests travelling over this period to minimise carriage of hand luggage and to arrive at Heathrow Airport as early as practical,” the statement said.

Heathrow Airport is to cancel 177 flights on Monday and Tuesday after a union vote rejected a pay offer.

Around 4,000 Unite members including engineers, firefighters and security staff voted on the airport’s revised deal, with 88% opting to strike.

“Guests are also advised to check-in online. Please continue to monitor our website and official social media channels for the latest updates on our operations. We regret any inconvenience caused and will do everything possible to minimise disruptions to your travel experience,” the statement added.

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