EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

KLM

Company/Organisation:
KLM

Geographic Location

Country: European Union
Location of affected unit(s): Netherlands, France + Other EU countries

Company

Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51.10 - Passenger air transport
Number Employed: 35410
Group: Air France - KLM

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-03-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 1500
Planned Job Reductions max: 2000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020

Additional Information

The Dutch airline KLM has announced 1,500 to 2,000 job cuts to cope with the impact of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic. The company's CEO announced in a video message on the company's website that these measures would primarily affect part-time employees, those nearing retirement and those leaving the company through natural attrition. The company believes that these measures should prevent further restrictive measures in the near future.

The Dutch airline, which merged with Air France in 2004, forecast a consistent decrease in flight numbers (20% less in March and 30 % less in April) as a consequence of the suspension of flights to virus affected countries.

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