Airport faces job losses

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Up to 36 employees are facing redundancy at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a particularly strong impact on the airline industry, with planned activity at the airport for the rest of the year 80% lower than originally anticipated.

And aviation experts are forecasting that it will take at least three years to recover from the recent disruption to the industry.

Consequently, airport has had to restructure operations “to reflect the size and scale of our business”.

In a statement, the airport said: “We have started consultations with our workforce, however we anticipate that up to 36 employees may be made redundant. Teams where redundancies are being made are from Passenger Services, Café and Retail, Security, Airside and office-based business support functions. There is no anticipated change in the headcount within our Fire Service or Air Traffic Control teams as the Aerodrome operating hours remain broadly unchanged.”

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