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Gatwick Airport plans to cut 600 jobs due to coronavirus

02 September 2020/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Active Travel & Travel Planning, Aviation, Transport Planning, Coronavirus

Gatwick Airport has revealed plans to cut a quarter of its workforce due to the impact of coronavirus.

About 600 jobs could be lost following an 80% reduction in the number of passengers.

The airport is running at about 20% its usual capacity for August, with only the North Terminal open.

Chief Executive Stewart Wingate said the cuts were a result of the "devastating impacts" coronavirus had on the airline and travel industries.

In March, the airport announced 200 jobs would be lost and it later took out a £300m bank loan. With the collapse in passenger numbers, the company said it was looking to further reduce costs.

About 75% of staff are currently on the government's furlough scheme, which is due to end in October.

Employees will be formally consulted on the restructuring plans before any jobs are lost.

source: BBC News


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