Jobs threat at Luton Airport
flights are axed for the winter season. With overseas travel down by 14% on 2008,
Servisair, one of the world’s biggest ground handling firms, has announced that
it is axing its Luton Airport operation because there is not enough work for staff.
Ground handling firms – those offering check-in and baggage handling services
– are expected to be the worst hit as fewer Britons fly this winter.
comes because three firms were competing for a shrinking market at the hub. A
member of the 140-strong Luton workforce told a newspaper: ‘We’ve been told to
expect redundancies in a couple of weeks.’
Manchester and Liverpool in the past year. Last month Servisair handlers at Liverpool
Airport walked out for 12 days over 27 compulsory redundancies. Airlines have
also been hit by the drop in demand for foreign holidays, weekend breaks and business