EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Air France

Air France

Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): All units


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51 - Air transport
Number Employed: 52000
Group: Air France KLM

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-07-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 4000
Planned Job Reductions max: 4000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 05-07-2010
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2013

Additional Information

On July 5, the airline company Air France announced to its central works council that it is to cut more than 4,000 jobs by 2013. Direct dismissals will be avoided; the job losses will be implemented through natural departures, voluntary redundancies (a plan was launched in 2009) and internal mobility. "There will be no new collective redundancy plan," said a spokesman of Air France. Unions underlined that there are no actual job cuts and were not surprised by this announcement.