Norwegian plans to cut 85% of its staff in Spain. Around 1,200 cabin crew employees will lose their jobs as part of the company’s restructuring.
The airline’s communications manager in Spain, Alfons Claver, confirmed the plans to the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN).
“This does not only apply to Spain. With different timing and different legal systems and local dynamics, the downsizing has already taken place in countries where we used to operate,” he wrote in an email to the newspaper.
The unions have been notified of the cuts. The USO union called the cuts “brutal” in a statement sent to DN. Three of Norwegian’s five bases in Spain will be cut, but the company will retain the bases in Malaga and Alicante.
Like the rest of the industry, the low-cost airline has been hit hard by the corona crisis and associated travel restrictions. Norwegian is under bankruptcy protection in Ireland and Norway.
As part of the restructuring, the company is cutting all long-distance routes and streamlining its fleet.
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