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British Airways warns ‘no certainty’ over Gatwick services to return

by LLB Reporter
30th Apr 20 4:19 pm

British Airways have warned on Thursday there is no guarantee that services will resume at Gatwick Airport once the pandemic passes.

Operations at Gatwick are currently suspended, and is around a fifth as big as Heathrow Airport.

In a memo seen by BBC News written by the head of the Gatwick hub reads, “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.”

The airline have also told their pilots that more than a quarter of the head count will be reduced by 995 in a “volume adjustment.”

A further 175 will be lost resulting from “efficiency changes,” in a letter seen by Sky News, which will have a reduction of 1,130 pilots from the total of 4,346.

The letter entitled ‘Collective Consultations Preparing for a Different Future’ reads, “In a short space of time, the situation has deteriorated rapidly. Our flying programme and load factors continue to decline.”

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