Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East of England; Essex; Essex CC
Location of affected unit(s)
London Stansted Airport
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.10 - Passenger air transport

376 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 October 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has announced that it will start negotiations with trade unions about plans to cut 376 front line jobs at London Stansted Airport.  

The chief executive of MAG said the job cuts were necessary because there had been a 90% fall in passenger numbers compared to 2019 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the UK government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was coming to an end in October, the group had to consider how many jobs it can sustain.

A representative of the trade union Unite said Unite aims to reduce job losses at Stansted airport and 'seek to ensure that any eventual redundancies are voluntary'.

London Stansted Airport is the UK’s fourth largest airport, which directly employed 1,600 people before the start of the coronavirus crisis.



Eurofound (2020), London Stansted Airport, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 102216, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102216.