KLM is laying off up to 2000 employees due to coronavirus

The Dutch carrier KLM is cutting up to 2000 posts because of coronaviruspandemien. It informs the airline on Friday. ceo Pieter Elbers says that KLM, which

KLM is laying off up to 2000 employees due to coronavirus

The Dutch carrier KLM is cutting up to 2000 posts because of coronaviruspandemien. It informs the airline on Friday. ceo Pieter Elbers says that KLM, which

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
14 mart 2020 Saturday 02:00
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KLM is laying off up to 2000 employees due to coronavirus

The Dutch carrier KLM is cutting up to 2000 posts because of coronaviruspandemien.

It informs the airline on Friday.

ceo Pieter Elbers says that KLM, which has about 33.000 employees, will also ask staff to work shorter days, while the company's six Boeing 747 being held on the ground from the 1. april.

- In the coming months, we will cut between 1500 and 2000 jobs. It means that we are not only in the coming weeks, but in the coming months, will have fewer colleagues, says Pieter Elbers in a video message posted on the KLM website.

It writes the AFP news agency.

According to Elbers include the cuts mainly part-time workers, those on the road to retirement and 'voluntary departure'.

- We believe that this is sufficient to ensure that there are no other tvangsafskedigelser, he says.

KLM merged with Air France in 2004, estimates that the number of flights will be reduced by 20 percent in march and 30 percent in april.

After passengers fell by 0.5 percent in February, warned the Air France-KLM on Tuesday that virusudbruddet will hit the company even harder in the next months.

on the Night of Thursday local time, the UNITED states decided the president, Donald Trump, to introduce a travel ban from 26 european countries to the UNITED states in the preliminary 30 days from Friday.

The temporary shutdown of air traffic from Europe to the UNITED states aggravates the aviation torments.

the Big u.s. airlines like American and Delta announced on Thursday that from april reduces capacity to Europe by about 50 percent.

In Scandinavia, is the decline in air traffic, also so marked, that both airports and airlines threatening to cut.

the SAS goes from nine to three daily flights between Scandinavia and the UNITED states because of the ban.

on Thursday informed the Norwegian low-cost airline Norwegian, that it cuts 4000 departures away. On top of that, half of the staff temporarily be sent home.

at Home, announced the Copenhagen Airport, that it is also in time with an adjustment to the slack times.

Already in the beginning of march, Europe's largest regional airline, uk-Flybe, put under administration.

It was due to the ticket sales had fallen sharply, while traveling to the particularly affected areas were discouraged and curtailed.

Updated: 14.03.2020 02:00
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