Gatwick has announced plans to reduce its workforce by nearly a quarter, placing up to 600 roles at risk across the business.
The airport said the “significant”, company-wide restructure was necessary to mitigate the “devastating impact” of Covid-19 on passenger numbers.
Formal consultation with staff will get under way shortly, with the proposed job cuts part of further efforts by the airport to reduce operating and staff costs.
Gatwick says the move will reshape the company to ensure it is “best placed to respond quickly to future growth”.
Chief executive Stewart Wingate said the move was a “stark reminder” of the challenges that continue to face the aviation, and called on government to step in with urgent sector-specific support.