East England

  • Regional airports continue to be impacted by the pandemic, incomes in Southend show strong growth but Luton a UK outlier June, 2020

    EasyJet has begun a consultation on plans to close bases at Stansted and Southend. The airline had previously said that it may need to reduce staff numbers by up to a third because of the pandemic. Unions say the jobs of c1,300 UK crew members and 727 of its UK-based pilots are at risk. Swissport UK, which provides support services at Luton and Stansted, also plans to cut 4,556 jobs from a total workforce of 8,500. Swissport provides ground handling for TUI and Ryanair at Luton. Norwich based Bertram Books has appointed administrators. More than 450 employees at the book wholesaler are...