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Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51.1 - Passenger air transport
Number Employed: 4500
Group: IAG

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-05-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 900
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 22-06-2020

Additional Information

The Irish airline Aer Lingus plans to cut 900 jobs in the next months. The internal restructuring is a consequence of the downturn in business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Aer Lingus expects flight rate between 5% and 15% of its normal schedule, during the months of June and July 2020.

The company has not specified what kind of jobs are within scope of redundancy, but it is engaging in talks with trade unions to detail the internal restructuring plan. According to the communication, the company intends to pursue the reduction of the workforce, first and foremost, via a voluntary redundancy scheme.

Aer Lingus is the flag carrier airline of Ireland, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Airlines Group (IAG). The company flights over 93 destinations, in Ireland and abroad.