In an article in the Telegraph entitled "London City airport jobs in the air as AIG battles for survival" written before the US federal reserve came to the rescue of the ailing AIG, a major shareholder in LCA it raised possible consequences for London City Airport.
What is of greatest concern is that City Airport consistently use jobs for the carrot and stick approach with Newham Council and other government contacts - this is despite their utter failings in providing the type of job growth that was promised over 7 years ago. If redundancies have occurred already - isn't the stick and carrot of job creation just yet another smokescreen of disingenous claims being made by London City Airport? Shouldn't they be concentrating instead on retaining the staff they have and avoiding the alleged redundancies that have already taken place? Perhaps that is a utopian thought when in reality the business only cares for profit making for it's shareholders.
And here's more food for thought: such moves as installing self 'check in' stations don't increase jobs or the need for additional staff - they reduce the need for staff. Yet more hypocrisy.