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
52.23 - Service activities incidental to air transportation

676 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 June 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Gatwick Ground Services, the UK-based subsidiary of British Airways, which specialises in providing ground services at Gatwick Airport, has announced that it will start a reorganisation leading to 676 job cuts.

A statement by the company said that the redundancies were proposed to compensate for the reduced business activity in the wake of the Covid-19. The reduced activities are due to British Airways suspending flights from Gatwick Airport.

Trade unions representing ground services staff are currently taking part in redundancy consultations with British Airways, the parent company of Gatwick Ground Services, which has announced that it wants to cut 12,000 jobs.



Eurofound (2020), Gatwick Ground Services, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101279, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101279.