“After several months of attempting to resolve the pay dispute, we’re very sorry it has come to a conclusion,” BA said in a statement.
“Unfortunately, without a detail out of BALPA where pilots could attack, we had no means of predicting how many would return to work or that aircraft they’re capable of flying, therefore we had no choice but to cancel almost 100% of our flights”.
The united kingdom flag carrier and its 4,300 pilots are secured in a nine-month cover dispute which could interrupt the travel programs of almost 300,000 individuals.
Pilots are to keep their attack on Tuesday and are threatening to attack for yet another afternoon on September 27 — then again nearer to winter holidays — if the dispute rage.
BALPA has refused a pay increase of 11.5 percent over three years the airline suggested in July.
BA states the deal would visit flight captains get”world-class” cover and benefits of about #200,000 ($246,000 or even 220,000 euros) annually.
Additionally, it points out two other unions representing 90 percent of those airlines’ employees have accepted that the 11.5-percent increase.
BALPA counters which co-pilots’ salary average approximately #70,000 — which of junior ones falls down to only #26,000.
This leaves a few in heavy debt because they must undergo instruction the BBC quotes costs around #100,000.
BALPA additionally points to some nearly 10-percent leap in pre-tax gains reported by BA’s parent firm IAG This past Year