More than 25,000 Heathrow jobs at risk over 14-day quarantine law

More than 25,000 Heathrow jobs are at risk as the Government pursues its new 14-day quarantine period.

The warning comes as the airport reports a 97% drop in passenger numbers for May.

And those figures received a “boost” from an increase in the number of cargo-only planes using the airport.

John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow CEO,  called on the Government to establish “air bridges” to low risk countries.

He said: “Throughout this crisis, we have tried to protect frontline jobs, but this is no longer sustainable, and we have now agreed a voluntary severance scheme with our union partners.

“While we cannot rule out further job reductions, we will continue to explore options to minimise the number of job losses.”


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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