Norwegian has recalled 600 temporarily laid off employees after the government, on thursday, was open to travel to Europe from the 15th of July.
The airlines has experienced a rise in demand following the announcement that the government as of July 15, will be open to Norwegians to travel to certain countries in Europe without being quarantined upon their return and that foreign tourists will be able to enter Norway, writes NRK
Norwegian temporarily laid off about 5000 employees when the Corona crisis began last March.
-” We are experiencing a rise in demand and we are happy that we can recall 600 employees from being temporarily laid off. However, it is not a guarantee that they won’t be temporarily laid off again if the demand falls.”, said the communications director for Norwegian.
Although SAS has also experienced an increase in demand and will slightly increase their capacity, 5000 employees will still lose their jobs at the airline.
-” This is clearly good news for us as an airline and means that we can hire more employees, but we are still in a very difficult situation, both financially and in terms of the future, and the processes that we have begun to adjust our workforce to the demand will continue.” Said John Eckhoff, Head of Communications at SAS.
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