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 lowering prices, together with voluntary redundancy.
The airport suspended business flights on the top of the pandemic on March 25th due to the sharp contraction in worldwide journey.
Flights resumed on June 21st, however passenger numbers have remained effectively beneath 2019 ranges and that is anticipated to proceed in the course of the upcoming winter season.
London Metropolis Airport at the moment has flights scheduled to 17 locations.
Robert Sinclair, chief government of London Metropolis Airport, stated: “It’s with big remorse that we’re asserting 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 on account of the pandemic.
“We’ve held off taking a look at job losses for so long as doable, however sadly we’re not immune from the devasting impression of this virus.”
The airport has already reduce all non-essential spending.
Final month it additionally introduced a short lived 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 tip of this yr, offering elevated capability for when demand returns.
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