Brits ‘still concerned about airport strikes’

Brits 'still concerned about airport strikes'Many UK holidaymakers are still concerned about the threat of strikes at travel hubs like Heathrow Airport, a new survey shows.
Research by Post Office Travel Insurance revealed 35 per cent of holidaymakers worry about the threat of strikes by airline and airport staff.
This follows the walk-outs from British Airways cabin crew earlier this year, which significantly disrupted services from Heathrow Airport, and the disputes with staff working for airport operator BAA, which was resolved before industrial action took place.
The survey also revealed that 40 per cent of holidaymakers are concerned about their travel companies going bust, and almost a third worry about natural events like volcanic ash clouds.
Rachel Croft, head of Post Office Travel Insurance, said: “It is encouraging to see that consumers have become more aware of the risks associated with travelling and as a result, are more likely to take the appropriate precautions to minimise disruption.”
But, airport hotels could still find themselves booked up over the coming months, as many Brits are looking to travel abroad in the next year.
The research found that 84 per cent of people are planning a break in the next 12 months.

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