Flybe to close two Scottish bases and cut jobs

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore November 17, 2013 20:36

Flybe to close two Scottish bases and cut jobs

Flybe has announced plans to close two of its four Scottish bases – ¬Aberdeen and Inverness – with the loss of 47 jobs. The regional airline also plans to cut more than 50 more jobs as it cuts unprofitable routes. Although Flybe will continue flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, 37 posts would be cut at Glasgow with a further 49 lost at Edinburgh from January.

Chief executive, Saad Hammad, said: “We are committed to connecting the UK’s regions and we intend to continue flying to these airports after the base closures.

“I know these proposals are creating great personal uncertainty, but they are ¬necessary to secure a long-term future for Flybe and I am grateful to the various union and staff representatives for the very constructive manner in which we have been able to commence the consultation process. I hope the detail of the proposed base closures and staff cuts will further assist that process.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore November 17, 2013 20:36
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