Loganair confirms job losses are likely as it closes its Norwich base
Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Loganair has said there are likely to be job losses as a result of its decision to close its Norwich base due to lack of demand for its flights to Manchester.
It has begun a formal consultation with the 44 pilots, cabin crew and engineers based at the East Anglia airport.
The Scottish airline will axe the Manchester service in the new year but it will continue to operate flights from Norwich to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Jersey using aircraft and crews from its Scottish bases from February.
Loganair managing director Jonathan Hinkles said the decision was ‘beyond disappointing’.
He said ‘some redundancies are likely’, but he said the airline was hoping to minimise these by offering staff jobs at other bases.
The airline said the main reason for the closure of the base was a lack of interest in its route been Norwich and Manchester.
Loganair is the largest airline at Norwich Airport, and the UK’s fifth largest by number of flights.
Hinkles said: “It is beyond disappointing that we have arrived at this decision, but the financial implications left us with little choice.”