EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

British Airways

British Airways

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: London


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51.1 - Passenger air transport

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-04-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 170
Planned Job Reductions max: 600
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

British Airways has announced plans to cut up to 570 Gatwick jobs in a bid to cut costs and enhance its competitiveness. The losses include 170 customer service and management support staff and 400 ramp worker roles. The latter are likely to be outsourced and the company hopes to offer the 400 affected staff jobs with a new external supplier.

The company has entered consultations with trade unions who are displeased with the announcement. So far, there is no timeline for the restructuring.