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 workers to discover methods of decreasing prices, together with voluntary redundancy.
The airport suspended industrial flights on the top of the pandemic on March twenty fifth due to the sharp contraction in worldwide journey.
Flights resumed on June twenty first, however passenger numbers have remained nicely beneath 2019 ranges and that is anticipated to proceed through the upcoming winter season.
London Metropolis Airport presently has flights scheduled to 17 locations.
Robert Sinclair, chief govt of London Metropolis Airport, mentioned: “It’s with enormous remorse that we’re saying this restructuring programme as we speak and our ideas are with all of our extremely valued workers and their households.
“The aviation sector is within the throes of the most important downturn it has ever skilled because of the pandemic.
“We’ve got held off taking a look at job losses for so long as potential, however sadly we’re not immune from the devasting affect 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 growth programme, together with a brand new terminal extension.
Main initiatives already underway will probably be accomplished as deliberate by the top of this 12 months, offering elevated capability for when demand returns.
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