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smithy108

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Maybe didnt want to hear this from Mr Barton :(

250 jobs at risk at Birmingham Airport



Up to 250 jobs could go at Birmingham Airport because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Airport is looking at shedding 27% of its workforce as it said the loss of income was “unsustainable”.

Unions have called the job losses “premature”.

Birmingham Airport’s CEO, Nick Barton, said: “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic at Birmingham Airport has been significant, with a passenger scenario for this financial year of 90 percent less than in 19/20.

“Whilst we have tried to protect as many jobs as possible by limiting spending and maximising the use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the continued decline in traffic and loss of income is unsustainable.

“Maintaining employment at the same level as that prior to the pandemic is sadly not possible and it is therefore, with regret, that we must now consider resizing and restructuring the business.

“We have commenced discussions with the Union and a formal consultation with affected colleagues will begin in the coming weeks, as we consider reducing the employee headcount. This could lead to up to 250 redundancies affecting both permanent and seasonal employees.

“The last few months have been very challenging for many of our employees and we understand that this news will be disappointing, particularly whilst many remain on Furlough. However, we have had to take this difficult decision in the best interest of the business in the long-term, after what has been the most significant downturn in our history.”

Unite regional officer Peter Coulson said: “Unite will begin formal consultations with Birmingham Airport early next week.

“The challenges being faced at Birmingham Airport demonstrate why it is imperative the government hesitates no longer in providing specific support for aviation. It is the sector which has been most severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“While Unite understands the unprecedented challenges facing the aviation sector as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, this decision is premature.

“The government’s job retention scheme continues until October and with air bridges potentially opening the situation in the autumn may look very different.

“Our call to the airport is put the redundancy programme on hold.”
 

andrew.clarkson

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Apr 18, 2013
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Hi there Ian, not the type of news I was expecting or hoping for, more positive rather than negative. This is where otpp should be in dialogue with the airport to minimise the job cuts.
 

HPsauce

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Nick Barton did stress the difficulties facing Birmingham Airport in the interview he gave on BBC Midlands Today a week or so ago. It will be a tough couple of years ahead. We can only hope things settle down eventually.
 

HPsauce

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The runway length is immaterial at BHX. Although we have one of the longest runways in the UK, the low cost airlines only fly aircraft that need half our runway length. That's why Luton, with it's relatively modest length, does well with LC operators. Luton's strength in recent years, has been to attract LC airlines who need to get passengers to London in particular, while their bucket and spade image has declined somewhat since the 1970's heyday. We score with our range of scheduled flag carriers.
 

andrew.clarkson

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Hi there all, just checked both Birmingham and Luton for the most scheduled flights by a single airline and EasyJet at Luton Airport beats Birmingham Airport by a long way, 44 scheduled flights from Luton Airport with EasyJet, where as at Birmingham Airport, its Jet2 with thirty plus scheduled flights, some 10 plus more than Birmingham Airport. Birmingham Airport has got a lot of catching up Luton Airport to even match, which I doubt it will.
 

Ianbutty

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Feb 29, 2016
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Sorry to see jobs go. Very sorry. Unfortunately the one sector that will.come out of this worse than any is aviation.

I said to.family at the start of this that travel spread this disease and people will be more cautious about travel. That coupled with a new way of working online and meeting on line, the business class sector may be gone for many many years which has been the backbone of the industry for many 'flag carriers'

It is so sad to say but the golden age has gone. It may be 10 years plus before the world travel industry is anywhere near what it was. No airport is exempt and immune. They will all have to adapt. At least brum had not embarked on a multi hundred million expansion programme. We scoffed at 18 mmpa master plan, but by heck did Team Barton know what was coming? 18 mmpa will be amazing by 2030.

The reality is coming thick and very very fast. the Airbus decision today is the big one. If manufacturers don't build aircraft it is because there is no confidence from the airlines.

I wish all those who lose jobs the very best in finding a new one. My hopes are with them.

I wish this was not the case. For once it is nothing the BHX management can do. Ditto every single airport in the world.

Plan B. bHX as the UKs premier transport hub: rail, air, meeting place and new technology business centre.
 

IanFarquharson

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Andrew - and to answer your BHX / LTN pax figures

BirminghamLuton
1961301,7398,305
1962318,25542,186
1963353,895123,892
1964400,972171,091
1965447,765206,856
1966522,564357,109
1967552,639412,938
1968557,185690,610
1969615,3151,487,685
1970685,6451,963,570
1971835,7772,703,392
1972935,5543,096,294
19731,131,8453,219,522
19741,017,0282,022,786
19751,082,3721,868,737
1976
1,155,919​
1,817,503​
1977
1,112,491​
1,952,048​
1978
1,352,042​
2,060,905​
1979
1,608,471​
2,210,208​
1980
1,602,526​
2,100,965​
1981
1,535,879​
1,986,651​
1982
1,610,279​
1,822,550​
1983
1,613,211​
1,738,833​
1984
1,740,705​
1,820,509​
1985
1,701,517​
1,604,117​
1986
2,165,932​
1,988,949​
1987
2,725,853​
2,611,358​
1988
2,876,075​
2,833,142​
1989
3,431,441​
2,848,244​
1990
3,618,688​
2,695,641​
1991
3,396,070​
1,975,724​
1992
3,827,659​
1,976,170​
1993
4,202,685​
1,872,487​
1994
4,943,180​
1,824,463​
1995
5,328,469​
1,829,203​
1996
5,468,100​
2,435,101​
1997
6,025,485​
3,238,458​
1998
6,709,088​
4,132,818​
1999
7,013,776​
5,284,812​
2000
7,596,270​
6,186,271​
2001
7,808,562​
6,534,014​
2002
8,027,730​
6,491,627​
2003
9,079,172​
6,797,175​
2004
8,862,388​
7,535,614​
2005
9,381,425​
9,147,978​
2006
9,147,515​
9,425,908​
2007
9,235,612​
9,927,321​
2008
9,628,254​
10,180,734​
2009
9,102,823​
9,120,546​
2010
8,572,398​
8,738,717​
2011
8,614,931​
9,510,985​
2012
8,922,520​
9,617,307​
2013
9,120,201​
9,697,944​
2014
9,704,861​
10,484,938​
2015
10,185,928​
12,263,471​
2016
11,644,282​
14,637,059​
2017
12,990,303​
15,990,276​
2018
12,457,051​
16,769,634​
2019
12,650,607​
18,216,207​
 

David_itl

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i'm really sruprised at how static Birmngham's numbers were from 2000 to 2014. We can't really say it was the financial crash of 2008 that affected them. Nor can we look to say it's the easyJet effect but the seemingly handcuff deal that must have been in place with BA to not go looking for an airline that would build up passenger numbers quickly' when we know that BA would have done their utmost to get passengers to use their LHR services. Even in the last 3 years it's a only a partal replancement of Monarch's lost capacity that has been recovered... all airports lose airlines and routes but why does it appear so hard for BHX to replace them? The actual catchment size should already be an inherent advantage in attracting both legacy and low-cost airlines.
 

kfs

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In 2014 Birmingham and Luton roughly the same. A certain Mr N Barton appointed at Luton in 2014 and it shoots ahead. What a shame he didn't have the same effect in his first year here.
 

rollo

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To be fair whatever happened in Mr Bartons 1st year and maybe the next 6/12 months at Luton was probably already in motion, getting airlines to operate routes that last is not a quick operation impatient that we all are for them at BHX.

Anyway the world has now changed for the forseeable and nobody can predict with certainty the next year or two.
 

HPsauce

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The aviation industry as a whole faces an unprecedented few years ahead. As enthusiasts we need to be patient and be grateful of what we keep routes wise and airlines wise in the coming months and possibly years. There will undoubtedly be reduced frequencies to many destinations, for a time at least. The media seem to think things will all be back to 'normal' by late summer/Autumn but while Jet2 and TUI will be operating increasingly by then, things will not be 'normal' for some time unfortunately. Let's hope Easyjet and Ryanair see us as a better bet to rebuild a good route structure for the future.
 

Ray Finkle

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Apr 22, 2012
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The aviation industry as a whole faces an unprecedented few years ahead. As enthusiasts we need to be patient and be grateful of what we keep routes wise and airlines wise in the coming months and possibly years. There will undoubtedly be reduced frequencies to many destinations, for a time at least. The media seem to think things will all be back to 'normal' by late summer/Autumn but while Jet2 and TUI will be operating increasingly by then, things will not be 'normal' for some time unfortunately. Let's hope Easyjet and Ryanair see us as a better bet to rebuild a good route structure for the future.
We keep hearing the phrase 'the new normal', I really hope that it applies to BHX and they see this as an opportunity for a new beginning. For far too long we've seen routes remain absent, key destinations hugely underserved and when we do lose a route it seems to take many years to get it back. Obviously TUi and Jet2 are going to be the focus in the short term but in the medium term I'm struggling to see how BHX can make progress without something significant from Wizz, Ryanair or easyjet. Here's hoping.
 
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