EasyJet has announced plans to operate its busy flight schedule despite the threat of Border Force strikes.
The airline has been asked to cancel up to 30 per cent of its flights from Friday December 23 to avoid chaos at airports such as Gatwick.
Border Force director general Phil Douglas wrote to airlines urging them to cancel flights at affected airports.
However, a spokesman for EasyJet said: “We are currently planning to operate our flight plan and as you might expect we are in discussions with individual airports about their contingency plans.
“We want to take our customers with us on their planned trips at this important time of year and therefore urge all parties to reach an agreement as soon as possible.”
Members of the Public and Commercial Services union working for Border Force in Gatwick will go on strike from December 23.
Extensive passport checks are carried out on arrival, but long queues could result in passengers being detained on planes after landing, causing departure delays.
Customers who have booked EasyJet flights arriving in Gatwick on the strike days can either change their travel date or receive a flight credit to the value of their ticket if they change plans.
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