Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Edinburgh, Glasgow
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.2 - Support activities for transportation

318 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 June 2020
Employment effect (start)
16 June 2020
Foreseen end date
31 July 2020


Edinburgh-based aviation services company, Menzies Aviation has announced plans to cut around 318 jobs from its UK workforces located at Edinburgh and Glasgow airports. Before the pandemic, the company provided fuelling, ground handling and cargo handling services at 200 airports around the globe. The company has commenced a 45-day consultation period with staff. Some 160 workers based at Glasgow Airport and around 150 workers based at Edinburgh Airport will face redundancy at the end of the consultation period.

The job losses will result in the workforce halving in size at both airports. The plans to reduce its workforce come after the company either cut or furloughed more than 17,500 jobs worldwide in March (e.g. Denmark - 155job losses) in response to the unprecedented decline in global air travel due to the Coronavirus pandemic.



Eurofound (2020), Menzies Aviation, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101267, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101267.