Extending the temporary waiver on airport slot rules in Europe through the summer 2021 season will slow the recovery and prevent competition returning to the industry, according to the CEOs of Ryanair Group and Wizz Air.
Dutch airports operator Royal Schiphol Group has warned several hundred jobs are at risk, after posting a first-half (H1) €246 million ($180 million) net loss, while London Gatwick’s H1 loss totaled £321 million ($424 million) with 600 positions under threat.
Nearly a quarter of staff at London Gatwick Airport could lose their jobs under a drastic restructuring plan, after COVID-related airline network cuts left the South London airport operating at just 20% of its peak-season capacity.
London Gatwick Airport (LGW) said it will consolidate all operations into its South Terminal starting Apr. 1 and limit scheduled flights to an eight-hour period from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in measures taken to protect staff and passengers from the COVID-19 pandemic.