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London Heathrow Strikes in November

Strikes at Europe's busiest airport still a possibility as ground handling staff remain on track to walk out

Update 15th November 2022

While it looks like Dnata ground handling staff may still go ahead with strikes across 18th, 19th and 20th November at Heathrow airport, airlines have advised that cargo flights will largely operate as normal.

All shipments have been asked to be delivered in as early as possible to support our operation and the mitigations put in place.

Update 11th November 2022

Some workers have today part-suspended strike action which was initially scheduled between the 18th and 21st of November, as a result of "vastly improved" pay offers from British Airways.

We will endeavour to keep you up to date should there be any potential for further disruption.

Published 9th November 2022

Workers are demanding an increase to the offered 5% pay increase by Dnata and between 2-6% by Menzies to be closer to the current rate of inflation which stands at 12.6%.

The strike will lead to disruption, cancellations and delays at terminals 2, 3 and 4, and is expected to affect Qatar Airways in particular, impacting its additional 10 flights a week scheduled during the World Cup. Other airlines affected include Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, Cathay-Pacific and Emirates. 

We are in contact with the relevant airlines and are looking into possible alternative options over the 3 days in question to avoid any potential disruption to your upcoming bookings. If you have any questions as to an upcoming booking, please contact our dedicated airfreight team ( or call +44(0) 20 8754 5560.), or send an email to

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