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BA leases Qatar Airways fleet, cabin crew during strike

LONDON, July 4, 2017

The recent strike by British Airways' cabin crew has pushed the carrier to lease aircraft and staff from Qatar Airways for affected routes, said a report.

The strike, which started on July 1, is part of an ongoing pay dispute between British Airways and its workers' union and is expected to last for 16 days, said a report in Aerotime.

Nine Qatar Airways A320-series planes have been brought on British Airways short-haul routes, allowing the UK’s carrier to operate almost all flights as normal during the mixed fleet cabin crew strike, it said.

Qatar Airways, which are offering British Airways substitute aircraft, is a part-owner of BA, having a 20 per cent stake in BA’s parent company IAG.

During the previous conflicts, BA had borrowed aircraft from Titan Airways, Thomson Airways and Vueling, it said.




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