Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Surrey; East and West Sussex
Location of affected unit(s)
Gatwick Airport
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.29 - Other transportation support activities

100 - 200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 March 2020
Employment effect (start)
17 March 2020
Foreseen end date


Gatwick Airport has announced that it will cut 200 jobs as part of a cost saving drive. Most of those affected were employed on fixed-term contracts or worked as contractors.

The Chief Executive Officer said that the job cuts were necessary to protect the business in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. He added that while he regretted the decision,  there was ongoing consultation with employees about further cost cutting measures, such as unpaid leaves and temporary salary reductions.

Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport, which provides employment to over 30,000 people, the vast majority of whom are not employed directly by the Airport but work for airlines, baggage handling companies and retailers.



Eurofound (2020), Gatwick Airport, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 100130, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100130.