ABM Aviation said it will lay off 88 employees at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport after it lost a contract to provide baggage handling services.

ABM sent a letter to the Louisiana Workforce Commission on Feb. 22, announcing plans to lay off the employees on March 31. On April 1, Baggage Airline Guest Services Inc. will begin providing the service at Louis Armstrong.

The majority of the employees who are being laid off are classified as passenger assistants.

ABM provides a range of services to airports, from janitorial to heating and air conditioning maintenance. 

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