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11 July 2011 10:03
A strike by Virgin Atlantic pilots has been called off
To the relief of holidaymakers who will have been anxiously checking their
travel insurance policy, a strike by Virgin Atlantic pilots has been called off.
The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) said a new offer, which it received from Virgin Atlantic, will be presented to its members for vote.
Jim McAuslan, general secretary of Balpa, said: "Pilots have never wished to inconvenience the travelling public, especially those looking forward to summer holidays."
The latest news will remove the concerns of people who are planning to go on holidays this summer.
Holidaymakers were earlier worried of facing travel disruptions after Balpa's Virgin members voted in favour of their first strike action in the airline's history in a row over pay.
Virgin Atlantic said: "The threat of strike action has now been removed and our flying schedule remains completely unaffected."
05 February 2016
Travellers heading for the sun-kissed Canary Islands will soon be able to enjoy the first under-sea museum in Europe.
04 February 2016
Holidaymakers jetting off with a low-cost airline could soon be served water created from hydrogen batteries.
03 February 2016
Britons prefer haggling on holiday rather than at home, new research reveals.
02 February 2016
Younger people with diabetes need better access to healthcare services to help them manage their condition, claims a charity.
30 January 2016
Hong Kong gets more tourists than any other city, according to new figures.
29 January 2016
A sugar tax on soft drinks is needed to help tackle the issue of childhood obesity, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).
28 January 2016
Travel insurance policies paid out to the vast majority of claimants in 2013 and 2014, newly published figures show.
27 January 2016
Four in five internet users are saving money on their holidays by searching for better deals online, new research reveals.
26 January 2016
Travellers flying to and from London Luton Airport (LLA) can look forward to improved facilities after expansion work started this month.
23 January 2016
Doctors in England are prescribing six times more drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease compared to a decade ago.
22 January 2016
Winter holidays continue to be a major focus for Britons as the cold spell of January weather continues.
21 January 2016
British holidaymakers have helped contribute towards unprecedented world tourism numbers, the UN reports.