Finnair has entered into negotiations to reduce up
to 1,000 jobs, make other structural changes and to implement
additional temporary layoffs due to the impact of the ongoing
global COVID19 pandemic.
The negotiations concern
approximately 2,800 employees working at Finnair in Finland, with
similar processes being conducted at Finnairís units abroad.
employs a total of approximately 6,700 employees, of whom 6,200
are based in Finland.
Almost all of Finnairís employees in Finland
have been temporary laid off for a part of the spring and summer.
In addition to the planned personnel reductions, Finnair will
continue to apply temporary layoffs for practically all its
staff in Finland. The temporary layoffs will either be
fixed term or until further notice.
The goal is to ensure the continuity of Finnairís
core operations so that cabin and flight deck crew can return to
work gradually as soon as the market recovers and flights can be
increased. For this reason, Finnair is not currently planning
any permanent reductions of its flying personnel in Finland.
pandemic and the exceptionally tight travel restrictions in
Finland have impacted flight demand and we will operate only a
small part of our capacity compared to last year. A rapid turn for
the better in the pandemic situation is unfortunately not in
sight. Our revenue has decreased considerably, and that is why we
simply must adjust our costs to our new size,Ē said Topi Manner,
Finnair CEO. ďWe want to build a competitive future for Finnair
and retain as many jobs at Finnair as possible. Also, we want to
be able to offer good connections to the world for Finns and the
Finnish economy in the future. Unfortunately, this requires the
measures we announced today. As the timeline for aviationís
recovery is unclear, our plan is also to implement significant
temporary layoffs to adjust our resources.Ē
The planned personnel reduction measures are
included in Finnairís savings target, which Finnair updated on
Tuesday from 80 million euros to 100 million euros.