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Airports operator BAA says considering job cuts but denies reported numbers of 2,000

Airports operator BAA says considering job cuts but denies reported numbers of 2,000

BAA PLC, the Spanish-owned operator of British airports, said Thursday it was considering job cuts but has not decided on a number, after media reported that it was planning to slash 2,000 positions.
BAA, controlled by Spanish construction group Ferrovial, said it has been conducting an efficiency review for several months, but has yet to reach conclusions.
The company said the review did not involve frontline security or customer service staff at its seven airports around Britain, which include Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted in London. The review does cover back office staff, it said.
"BAA is committed to ensuring excellent security and customer service at every one of its airports," the company said. "BAA is not planning to sell any of its airports and has not decided on any number of job cuts."
The company, which has come under fire for poor passenger conditions at Heathrow, said it has "significant investment plans" to improve facilities across all its airports, blaming the criticism on a lack of capacity.
BAA is also facing two regulatory inquiries into its monopoly over British airports that have the potential to force the company to sell off one or more of its airports.


Updated : 2021-03-06 11:07 GMT+08:00