UK's Gatwick Airport to cut up to 600 jobs amid travel slump

UK's Gatwick Airport to cut up to 600 jobs amid travel slump

Gatwick Airport, Britain's no.2 airport to the south of London, said it needed to axe up to 600 jobs, or 24per cent of its workforce, because of the travel slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Signage for a North Terminal of the Gatwick Airport is seen, in Gatwick
FILE PHOTO: Signage for a North Terminal of the Gatwick Airport is seen, as travel restrictions are eased following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Gatwick, Britain July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON: Gatwick Airport, Britain's no.2 airport to the south of London, said it needed to axe up to 600 jobs, or 24per cent of its workforce, because of the travel slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gatwick, which is owned by VINCI Airports and Global Infrastructure Partners, said in a statement on Wednesday that it was only operating about 20per cent of last year's flights and would now start formal consultations on job cuts.

(Reporting by Akshay Lodaya and Sarah Young; editing by Kate Holton)

Source: Reuters

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