Airports group cutting 100 jobs - Manchester,Bournemouth,East Midlands Airport News

Airport news for Manchester,Bournemouth,East Midlands on 02/03/2009.

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The regional airports operator has announced that its 305 employ will need to reapply for the 215 positions that comprise the new staffing structure developed following a company-wide review.

According to MAG, East Midlands Airport will lose 25 jobs, and the 60 people who work there are being asked to reapply for 35 “new” jobs.

Bournemouth Airport will only be losing three jobs, and MAG said that the facility has “significant potential for future growth.” Humberside, its third airport, will not be affected by the restructuring.

MAG chief executive, Geoff Muirhead, commented: “Every forward-looking successful business continually adapts and changes to maintain its competitive edge and we are no different. As a result of the current recession, the business is already experiencing reductions in passenger throughput, which in turn reduces the income that it receives from our airline, and retail partners.”

Muihead went on to say: “The shorter-term outlook for the economy is not positive and as a business we expect to continue to face ongoing reductions in passenger numbers in the coming months, and we must respond to these circumstances.”

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