The corporate, which handles companies resembling passenger baggage and cargo for airways, on Wednesday started a session course of that’s anticipated to lead to 4,556 staff being made redundant, greater than half of its 8,500-strong UK workforce.
Swissport was already below stress at first of the disaster when the collapse of the regional airline Flybe put smaller UK airports in danger. Nevertheless, the grounding of the overwhelming majority of flights because the UK’s lockdown started has all however worn out revenues for a lot of airways and their suppliers.
A few of Swissport’s largest operations embody companies at London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow, alongside a number of regional airports.
The corporate declined to provide particulars of the place the job losses would fall. Swissport employed about 64,000 staff globally earlier than the disaster.