26 Aug Gatwick Airport to axe up to 600 jobs | UK News
Gatwick Airport is to axe up to 600 jobs – around 24% of its workforce – due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the travel industry.
Gatwick, which is owned by VINCI Airports and Global Infrastructure Partners, said in a statement on Wednesday that it was only operating about 20% of last year’s flights and would now start formal consultations on job cuts.
The airport has said it is restructuring its business to further reduce operating and staff costs in light of “the dramatic impact COVID-19 has had on its passenger and air traffic numbers”.
Gatwick added in a statement that in August, usually one of the airport’s busiest months, passenger numbers are more than 80% down compared with the numbers of passengers the airport had in the same month last year.