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 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 properly beneath 2019 ranges and that is anticipated to proceed throughout the upcoming winter season.
London Metropolis Airport at the moment 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 right now and our ideas are with all of our extremely valued employees and their households.
“The aviation sector is within the throes of the largest downturn it has ever skilled on account of the pandemic.
“We’ve got held off taking a look at job losses for so long as doable, however sadly we’re not immune from the devasting affect of this virus.”
The airport has already lower all non-essential spending.
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