JOBS BLOW TO BELFAST AIRPORT AS FLYBE CUTS 52 STAFF

Flybe cutting 52 jobs at Belfast City Airport

Flybe cutting 52 jobs at Belfast City Airport

THE George Belfast City Airport is to lose 52 jobs after Flybe announced it was axing the posts as part of a UK-wide redundancy programme.

However, the company said it had no plans to cut any further routes out of the east Belfast airport.

The 52 Belfast job losses come just a few days after Flybe revealed it was cutting 500 posts across its UK-wide operations.

The largest number of redundancies, 100, are being slashed at Flybe’s main operatiions base in Exeter.

According to Flybe, 16 pilots are being ditched in Belfast.

Flybe chief executive Saad Hammad said no routes out of Belfast City Airport were being dropped.

He said the planned redundancies were necessary to secure a long-term future for the airline.

In January, the company announced it was cutting its Belfast to London route from next year.

 

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