British Airways has told staff its Gatwick airport operation may not reopen after the coronavirus pandemic passes.
The admission came in a memo, written by the head of BA’s Gatwick hub and seen by BBC News.
In a separate letter to pilots, BA said it cannot rule out suspending the rest of its Heathrow operation. It adds that a quarter of BA’s 4,300 pilots are set to lose their jobs.
The letter from senior management says: “We need to ensure that our remaining operation is efficient, flexible and cost-competitive to enable us to survive in an increasingly lean and unpredictable industry.”