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

100 - 180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 December 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


British Airways, a firm operating in the civil aviation industry, is to cut more than 100 jobs at Gatwick airport. The job cuts reflect BA's response to the worsening economic climate. Although the exact number of job losses is still unknown, the company announced that at least 100 jobs will go, while the cuts will affect ground operations staff. According to the GMB union, the job losses could reach the number of 180. BA committed to put forward a voluntary severance scheme by the end of 2008. As of December 2008, there is no information on exactly when the job losses will be implemented by. However, the company plans to reduce departures at Gatwick airport by 15% by next summer (Summer 2009).


  • 7 December 2008: BBC News UK
  • 8 December 2008: The Guardian


Eurofound (2008), British Airways, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 67602, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67602.