Swissport to lay-off 4556 in UK & Ireland

Source: Swissport 24 June 2020

Little surprise in the ground handling sector as Swissport announce 4556 lay-offs across their UK & Ireland network.  One insider said "As long as aircraft are parked up there is no requirement for ground support. The collapse of Flybe at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak hit Swissport hard across Ireland & UK & now most airlines are only operating between 5% & 10% of normal schedules"

Move is expected to affect Swissport Executive staff as they are generally drawn from the main Swissport operations team.