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Heathrow Airport to cut front-line staff as May passenger numbers fall -97%

London Heathrow Airport passenger traffic fell by -97% year-on-year in May, to 228,000. In the first five months passenger volumes fell by -52.1% to just over 15 million.

The airport company said that the “grim picture” is likely to continue “thanks to the government’s quarantine policy which requires all arriving passengers to self-isolate for two weeks”. In line with this, the airport has begun to restructure its frontline roles, having already cut one-third of managerial roles.

Heathrow is urging the UK government to establish ‘air bridges’ to low-risk countries that will enable the country to “restart its economy and protect livelihoods in aviation and related sectors”.

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