In addition to looking to cut 12,000 staff from its workforce of 42,000 there are signs that BA may well not return to Gatwick once Covid-19 has ended.
The admission came in a memo, written by the head of BA's Gatwick hub and seen by BBC News
BA's Gatwick operation, which is currently suspended, is roughly a fifth as big as its Heathrow hub.
the memo to Gatwick's staff, the company says:
"As you know, we
suspended our Gatwick flying schedule at the start of April and there is
no certainty as to when or if these services can or will return.
We need to ensure that our remaining
operation is efficient, flexible and cost-competitive to enable us to
survive in an increasingly lean and unpredictable industry."
Post Covid it is clear that the airline and travel industry will take quite some time to recover. Not least, because governments will most likely expect visitors from abroad to quarantine on arrival and airlines will be expected to practice social distancing in airports and on flights.
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