Anyone heading to the UK in the hope of a White Christmas may find
their plans disrupted by planned strikes by border staff at the nation’s
Staff at six airports are threatening to stage walkouts from 23
December to 26 December and from 28 December to New Year's Eve in a
dispute over pay rises.
The BBC says the strikes come at one of the busiest times for travel and coincide with walkouts by train and rail workers.
Up to two million passengers are expected to arrive between 23 and 31
December at the airports where the strikes will take place, according
to aviation analytics firm Cirium.
It said that more than 10,000 flights are scheduled to arrive at
Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow
airports during the period.
It is expected that if there is disruption, it will mainly affect passengers flying into the UK.
A report in The Times said that airlines had been advised to cancel
up to 30% of flights over the eight days of strikes to prevent
disruption at airports.