One in Three Jobs to Go at London City Airport

London City Airport has begun consultation with staff over restructuring plans

London City Airport has announced restructuring plans, which will see 239 roles being lost.

The airport says the cuts are essential to safeguard the airport and has blamed the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Flights resumed at the airport on June 21, but passenger numbers have remained well below 2019 levels.

Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, said: “It is with huge regret that we are announcing this restructuring programme today and our thoughts are with all of our highly valued staff and their families.

“The aviation sector is in the throes of the biggest downturn it has ever experienced as a result of the pandemic. We have held off looking at job losses for as long as possible, but sadly we are not immune from the devastating impact of this virus.

“Our focus in the coming weeks is to help all staff through this exceptionally difficult period. We are committed to playing our part in rebuilding a stronger local and national economy once the worst of the downturn passes and believe that the difficult decisions we are taking now will enable the airport to bounce back in a better shape when growth returns.”