Edinburgh Airport chief Gordon Dewar claimed the SNP chief may have committed “economic suicide” as he warned a staggering amount of jobs could be lost as a result.
He told Times Radio on Friday: “I’ve got to go back and explain to the 250 staff that we’re going through redundancy consultation on that, unfortunately, while we were going to see if the circumstances got better before we made a final decision, that this is pretty much the final nail in the coffin of that.”
Mr Dewar confirmed that there are 250 jobs in his company being discussed as at risk at the moment.
He added if that was equated to the airport then it increased to over 2000 jobs.
7000 employees are facing the same challenges with the industry receiving zero revenue and very little prospect of any for the rest of the year.