UK: BA pilots strike continues

British Airways passengers suffered further disruption on Wednesday due to the knock-on effect of a two-day strike by pilots.

The airline cancelled at least 71 Heathrow flights and 18 Gatwick flights as almost half of its fleet and more than 700 pilots started the day out of position.

Most of the passengers affected were due to fly on domestic or European routes, although long-haul flights from destinations such as the US, India and Pakistan were also cancelled.

BA planned to operate more than 90% of its flights on Wednesday following the grounding of most of its aircraft during the strike on Monday and Tuesday.