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Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

BA CityFlyer's future 'in the balance' as pilots made redundant






British Airways' subsidiary BA CityFlyer has announced 72 pilots out of 248 are to be made redundant.


Most of the job cuts are at the airline's Edinburgh base. Cityflyer also operates out of London City.


Pilots' association BALPA said CityFlyer is proposing ending operations at Edinburgh and it ssays the airline's future is in the balance as its parent BA reviews its operations.


 BALPA general secretary Brian Strutton said: "CityFlyer had been a successful part of BA so this is yet more shocking and devastating news. While the Chancellor fanfares his Job Retention Scheme the aviation industry continues to haemorrhage jobs. 


"The Government is making this crisis worse for aviation by imposing restrictions on flying and forcing airlines into a death spiral.


"BALPA will fight for every job in CityFlyer at London City and Edinburgh Airports which rely on this important and efficient airline."

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