Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, serving millions of passengers every year.
However, the airport is currently facing disruption due to a security staff strike, which is set to take place from March 31st to April 9th.
This has led to concerns about the impact of the strike on the airport’s operations and the travel plans of thousands of passengers.
Recently, Cirium, a data and analytics company, revealed the scale of Heathrow’s operations during the strike period.
According to the company, the airport is scheduled to see 6,253 departures during the strike period, which equates to over 1.3 million seats.
This highlights the significant impact that the strike could have on the airport’s operations and the travel plans of passengers.
Of particular concern is the impact on British Airways, which is the largest airline operating out of Heathrow.
The airline had originally scheduled 3,185 departures during the strike period, accounting for 51% of all services from the airport.
This equated to nearly 650,000 seats, which is a significant number of passengers.
However, in the last week, the number of British Airways departures has dropped to 3,106 (excluding last-minute cancellations), resulting in a loss of over 12,700 seats.
This could have a significant impact on the airline’s revenue and passenger numbers, as well as the wider impact on the airport’s operations.
Interestingly, Cirium also revealed the destinations that are set to see the highest number of British Airways flights during the strike period.
Edinburgh is projected to see the highest number of BA flights, with 103 departures scheduled, followed by Glasgow with 78, Barcelona with 75, Amsterdam with 72, and New York JFK with 70.
These figures highlight the impact that the strike could have on both domestic and international travel, with many passengers potentially facing disruption and delays.