Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Scotland; Eastern Scotland; Edinburgh
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.23 - Service activities incidental to air transportation

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 March 2020
Employment effect (start)
19 March 2020
Foreseen end date
31 October 2020


Edinburgh Airport has announced that it has started a consultation with employees about job cuts in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The CEO said that the consolidation plan to protect the business includes cutting 100 jobs and offering unpaid leave to staff. However, representatives of Unite the Union said that there could be 248 redundancies, in addition to the 120 Swissport jobs and Menzies Aviation jobs at risk at the airport.

A regional officer of Unite said that the Airport’s proposal for job and pay cuts would have catastrophic impact on employees.

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport, normally serving over 14 million passengers a year. It is owned by the US-based investor, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).

Update 31/07/2020

Edinburgh Airport has announced that it will cut 250 jobs, a third of its workforce by the end of October. The job cuts will affect all  areas of the business, from management to frontline staff and include both compulsory and voluntary redundancies.



Eurofound (2020), Edinburgh Airport , Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 100136, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100136.