Friday, August 12, 2005
BA have cancelled about 500 flights
The move was prompted after an unofficial strike by ground staff in support of sacked catering workers.
More than 100 flights were grounded on Thursday leaving 15,000 passengers stranded - 1,000 of whom spent the night sleeping in the airport.
Inbound flights were diverted to other airports as far away as Newcastle.
Qantas, Sri Lankan, Finnair, GB and British Mediterranean, also serviced by BA ground staff, are affected by the strike which is taking place during the peak holiday season.