New Delhi: Air India and Jet Airways were forced to cancel a total of seven flights to London on Wednesday because of a 24-hour nationwide general strike by several British unions, including those representing immigration and other airport staff.
Jet cancelled two flights from Mumbai and one from Delhi while Air India cancelled four flights from Delhi and Amritsar.
Both airlines have offered free rebooking facilities to passengers travelling on these flights on that day.
"Jet Airways has advised guests travelling into UK on November 30 to rebook their flights to avoid any inconvenience and immigration delays at London Heathrow airport," a statement said.
The statement also said the Civil Aviation Authority of UK had informed all airlines that the 24-hour strike would impact the incoming flights and could result in extended delays.
Jet advised its passengers to rebook their flights for some time between 1-7 December.
Over a million public sector employees of Britain, including teachers, have voted for the strike against planned pension reforms.
Tourist attractions, transport links, schools, colleges, libraries and funeral services are also likely to be affected, reports said.