Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Kent; Kent CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

127 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 August 2005
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2005
Foreseen end date


Following the collapse of EUjet and its parent company PlaneStation in late July 2005 staff at Kent International Airport have been told that 127 jobs are to go. Workers at the airport in Manston were told the redundancies would take place immediately. Administrators said PlaneStation would only keep a skeleton staff to make sure the airport stayed operational while efforts continued to find a buyer. Clive Lewis, a representative of the Transport and General Workers' Union, said the meeting had left workers stunned. 'It will have a great impact on people from the area because Thanet is a high unemployment area and there is not much chance of people finding jobs. As the company is Irish the future of EUjet and its employees is being handled by an administrator from the Republic of Ireland.


  • 1 August 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), EUjet, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62036, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62036.