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

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 March 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 August 2006


British Airways is cutting 400 jobs as part of changes to its direct sales operation, the company has said. BA plans to close its call centre in Belfast - which employs 100 people - and all 17 of its UK Travel Shops, by August, affecting a further 300 staff. In a statement, the company said one of the main reasons for the move was that more people were booking their flights and holidays online. The airline said it would consult with the affected staff and their unions.


  • 16 March 2006: The Guardian
  • 15 March 2006: BBC Website
  • 15 March 2006: The Guardian


Eurofound (2006), British Airways, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63136, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63136.