We would like to make our customers aware of the strike action that is planned to take place at London Heathrow Airport. Security officers at Heathrow Airport will take part in a fresh wave of strikes this summer that could affect travellers at the UK's busiest airport.
Around 2,000 officers, who are members of the Unite Union, will walk out for 31 days between 24 June and 27 August.
The action will affect Terminals 3 and 5 as well as campus security and could lead to queues at security.
The strike dates are as follows:
- 24, 25 June
- 28, 29, 30 June
- 14, 15, 16 July
- 21, 22, 23, 24 July
- 28, 29, 30, 31 July
- 4, 5, 6, 7 August
- 11, 12, 13, 14 August
- 18, 19, 20 August
- 24, 25, 26, 27 August
On strike days, passengers will only be allowed to travel through security with two items of hand luggage (carry-on baggage). Handbags and laptop bags count as a piece of hand luggage.
We expect the airport to be busy during this period, and they will have additional 'Here to Help' teams available to assist passengers. While in the terminals, if you need assistance, please speak to one of their team members.
Our advice to help keep the airport flowing is:
- Check your flight details and status with your airline before travelling to the airport.
- Arrive no earlier than two hours before short-haul flights and three hours for long-haul.
- Make sure your hand luggage is security-ready – liquids in a separate, sealed see-through bag (max. size 100ml), remove large electricals, and place them in a separate tray.