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Eleven face redundancy at Plymouth Airport

Plymouth Airport
Image caption The airport cuts were blamed on falling passenger numbers

Eleven people are facing redundancy at Plymouth City Airport.

The cuts are a result of airline Air Southwest ending its London-Gatwick route earlier this year, the airport said.

A range of roles are to be affected, including staff involved in fire-fighting, security, cleaning and refuelling aircraft.

A consultation period had started with affected staff, the airport said. It employs 58 people in total.

Air Southwest ended the Gatwick route, which went via Newquay, in January as new owner Humberside-based Eastern Airways was seeking to cut costs.

The airline blamed falling passenger numbers and high landing fees at Gatwick for the cut.

The city has had an operational airport at its current location since 1925.

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