Wizz Air passengers at London Luton airport could face delays this weekend as a host of the airline’s check-in staff and ground handling staff are set to go on strike.
The industrial action is planned from Sunday 3rd March through to Sunday 10th March, when members of union Unite working at GH London Ground Handling Services will walk out.
The company is contracted by Wizz Air, which is currently the only airline at Luton expected to be affected by the strikes.
London Luton airport said in a statement that it was working on "robust contingency plans in place to keep disruption to a minimum" should the strikes go ahead with the Sunday start date.
There is a chance that the industrial action could still be called off, as talks between Wizz Air and Unite are currently ongoing.
You can keep an eye out for news about potential disruptions on Luton’s passenger information page , as well as Luton Airport’s Twitter page and Wizz Air’s Twitter page .
A spokesperson for Wizz Air told Mirror Online: "Wizz Air has been advised of planned strike action by GH London Ground Handling Services employees due to take place between 6pm on March 3 until 5:59pm on March 10 2019.
"Should the strike go ahead, Wizz Air flights from London Luton Airport may be disrupted. Whilst this planned strike is beyond our control, we will work hard to ensure that we minimize the impact on our customers.
"We strongly recommend that all customers flying from London Luton between the above dates check the Flight Status feature on our app or website for real time information: http://wizzair.com/en-GB/flightinformation.
"Wizz Air sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this regrettable strike action by GH London Ground Handling Services employees."
What if I have a flight booked?
Before you set off for the airport, contact Wizz Air to find out if your flight is affected should the industrial action go ahead.
If your flights are delayed or cancelled by industrial action, it’s likely that you will be given a choice of options including being able to cancel the flight and get a full refund, re-booking onto an alternative Wizz Air flight or re-booking to a flight from a different airport.
However, it’s worth noting that each of these comes with a host of stipulations as to when you are entitled to claim them.
Under EU law if your flight is delayed by more than two hours, the airline should provide you with food and drink, a phone call, and if necessary, accommodation.
You can find out more about your rights on the Civil Aviation Authority website .
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