Flights cancelled after strike

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 April, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 07 April, 1998, 12:00am

Some 2,000 Hong Kong passengers would be affected and 14 flights delayed or cancelled in the first three days of a strike at All Nippon Airways, the company said yesterday.

A Hong Kong office spokesman said flights NH-909 and NH-910, scheduled to fly between Tokyo and Hong Kong tomorrow, had been cancelled.

'We have arranged for passengers to fly with other airlines as we do not want to spoil their travelling plans during the Easter holidays,' she said.

'But those who prefer to stay with our airline will have to wait until we have a further announcement.' She said yesterday's strike had not caused chaos in Hong Kong as feared.

Unions of the second largest airline in Japan, representing pilots and cabin crews, launched the strike yesterday morning after pay revisions announced last Wednesday failed to meet union expectations.