Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
West Midlands; West Midlands; Birmingham
Location of affected unit(s)
Birmingham Airport
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.10 - Passenger air transport

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


Birmingham Airport, the international airport located near Birmingham, England, has announced that it will start a redundancy programme, cutting up to 250 jobs, in response to the sharp decline in demand for air travel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consultation with the affected workers is already underway.

The chief executive of the airport said the loss of income had become unsustainable and it was now necessary to 'consider resizing and restructuring the business'.

An officer the trade union Unite said the redundancy programme was “premature” and called on the government to protect jobs in the aviation sector.

Birmingham is the seventh busiest airport in the UK, offering flights to locations in Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, North America, and the Caribbean. British regional airline Flybe operated an extensive route network from Birmingham until it went bankrupt in March 2020.



Eurofound (2020), Birmingham Airport, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101415, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101415.