British Airways Staff on New 5-Day Strike

May 30, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015
Joint general secretaries of the Unite union, Tony Woodley (L) and Derek Simpson (C) address striking British Airways cabin crew on the third day of a five-day strike near Heathrow Airport, in west London on May 26, 2010. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
Joint general secretaries of the Unite union, Tony Woodley (L) and Derek Simpson (C) address striking British Airways cabin crew on the third day of a five-day strike near Heathrow Airport, in west London on May 26, 2010. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

British Airways's cabin crew represented by Unite union on Sunday launched a new five-day strike after negotiations broke down over the weekend.

According to a Dow Jones report, British Airways plans to keep more flights operational during this strike than in the previous strikes by the cabin crew union.

Last week, British Airways kept 70 percent of its long-haul flights and around 55 percent of its domestic and short-haul routes operating, according to the company.