Several layoffs at airports in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Several layoffs have been announced at Gerald R. Ford International Airport following the coronavirus pandemic. For example, at this airport, by October 15, 85 people would lose their jobs permanently.

HMSHost is a rental company that sells food at more than 120 airports around the world. It issued a notice announcing that it is forced to make permanent layoffs following the Covid 19 pandemic, because the unfortunate reality shows that the business has no chance of recovering too soon.

During the suspension of the activity, the company HMSHost offered a series of benefits to the employees, offering them the possibility to rest while they stayed at home, still paying their salary. They have considered the possibility of resuming activity, but, unfortunately, due to the increase in the number of infections and the decrease in traffic at airports, it seems that there is no end in a short time for the economic crisis.

Although regional airports are experiencing a decline in passenger traffic and some officials believe that the worst is yet to come, air travel remains significantly lower than in previous years.

For example, Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) reported this week that while passenger travel increased by 43 percent from June to July, the number of passengers last month was still 78% lower. than in July 2019. Gerald R. Ford International’s most recent aviation activity report shows similar numbers. Passenger activity in June decreased by 75 percent compared to June 2019, while the current traffic until June decreased by 47% compared to last year.

The latest report on Gerald R. Ford International’s aviation activity shows similar numbers. Passenger activity in June decreased by 75 percent compared to June 2019, while the current traffic until June decreased by 47% compared to last year.

The amount of flights depends on the quality, services and promotion of the airlines. However, it seems that there is some progress and the world has slowly started to resume its activity regarding air traffic. However, this does not reduce the possibility of dismissal of staff, who can no longer be financially supported in the current number of flights. And the effect occurs globally.