EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

GetJet Airlines

Company/Organisation:
GetJet Airlines

Geographic Location

Country: Lithuania
Region: Vilniaus apskritis; Lietuva
Location of affected unit(s): Vilnius

Company

Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51 - Air transport
Number Employed: 370

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-03-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 370
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 16-03-2020
Direct Dismissals: 370

Additional Information

GetJet Airlines, an aircraft leasing and chartering company, is to dismiss all 370 employees in Vilnius. Such information was provided by the Lithuanian Employment Service on 16 March 2020. The main cause of the dismissals is the quarantine regime in Lithuania and other countries. To control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), many countries declared quarantine as of mid-March 2020.

The company started its activity in 2016 with its headquarters in Vilnius. The company operated on behalf of international airlines such as LOT Polish Airlines, Finnair, TUIfly, Air Malta, Tunisair and others. The company also operated chartered flights for tour operators in the Baltic countries. The company serviced more than 170 airports in 50 countries worldwide.

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