Lack of sufficient staff at certain UK airports has caused and is expected to result in the cancellation of a number of flights to and from the UK, Bulgaria‘s foreign ministry said on July 19.
Some of the affected airports have already limited the number of passengers departing daily, the State Department said.
Despite the measures taken, there are still cases in which flights are canceled at short notice.
In addition, difficulties can also be observed in rail transport due to planned strikes by employees.
The ministry said the major strikes at the end of June had not fully met union demands, so strikes are planned for July 27 and 30.
Unions had announced they would involve drivers from Arriva Rail London, Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway, LNER, Greater Anglia, Southeastern, Hull Trains and West Midlands Trains.
The strikes coincide with the Commonwealth Games, which are scheduled to take place from July 28 to August 8 and are expected to draw crowds from across the country and world, the ministry said.
“We urge Bulgarian citizens who intend to travel to or from the UK in the coming weeks to exercise caution and keep themselves informed about the possible cancellation of their flights or travel by other means of transport.
“We make the same recommendation to our compatriots residing temporarily or permanently on the territory of the United Kingdom,” the Foreign Office said.
separately the BBC reported on July 19 that several airlines at Heathrow Airport could face disruption due to fuel staff strikes later this week.
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