London Metropolis Airport has introduced plans to chop greater than a 3rd of its workforce because the Covid-19 pandemic batters the aviation sector.
The airport has formally opened session with as much as 239 employees to discover methods of decreasing prices, together with voluntary redundancy.
The airport suspended industrial flights on the peak of the pandemic on March 25th due to the sharp contraction in worldwide journey.
Flights resumed on June 21st, however passenger numbers have remained nicely beneath 2019 ranges and that is anticipated to proceed through the upcoming winter season.
London Metropolis Airport at present has flights scheduled to 17 locations.
Robert Sinclair, chief govt of London Metropolis Airport, stated: “It’s with large remorse that we’re asserting this restructuring programme right this moment and our ideas are with all of our extremely valued employees and their households.
“The aviation sector is within the throes of the most important downturn it has ever skilled on account of the pandemic.
“We’ve held off taking a look at job losses for so long as attainable, however sadly we’re not immune from the devasting impression of this virus.”
The airport has already minimize all non-essential spending.
Final month it additionally introduced a brief pause to the airport’s £500 million improvement programme, together with a brand new terminal extension.
Main initiatives already underway will probably be accomplished as deliberate by the tip of this yr, offering elevated capability for when demand returns.
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