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Planes, easyJet announces layoffs in Switzerland

Total aircraft should also drop

Low-cost airline easyJet's employment cleaver is as sharp as ever. The decision adopted in Switzerland cannot be explained otherwise, specifically the 70 fewer jobs that have been made official with the inevitable motivation of this historical period, the crisis caused by Covid-19. The measure refers to the Swiss airports of Basel and Geneva, and the fleet of the British airline will gradually reduce. In addition to the smaller number of employees, it will also be necessary to deal with the only two aircraft operating in these two airports. As reported in the last few hours by Jean-Marc Thévenaz, easyJet CEO for Switzerland, everything was done to avoid these painful cuts, but in the end it was still necessary to downsize the workforce.

The carrier has 450 employees at Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport and another 570 at Geneva-Cointrin international airport. Negotiations with the trade unions are still in progress and it is not excluded that there may be some positive update of the situation in the future. According to Thevenaz, among other things, the only two aircraft that from now on will characterize these skies will have a greater impact on the frequency of connections and not on the total of destinations. Not many days ago easyJet, or rather its managing director Johan Lundgren, had made it known that he was optimistic about the recovery and regaining the confidence of passengers.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency