BA catering company DO & CO in Heathrow are balloted for strike

Unite the union said that any industrial action would cause major disruption to mainly BA flights, particularly long haul, during the school holidays as food has to be on board for pilots and cabin crew as part of their employment contracts.

Video: Etihad Puts Parked Planes Through Massive Maintenance Program

With 80% of its fleet grounded, Etihad Airways has decided to put on an ambitious aircraft maintenance program which includes full refurbishment of interiors, sanitising and renewing cabins.

With 200 people working per shift, 24/7, the airline has already replaced more than 10,000 seat covers, shampooed carpets onboard and thoroughly cleaned panels and surfaces.