EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Københavns Lufthavne

Københavns Lufthavne

Geographic Location

Country: Denmark
Region: Københavns amt
Location of affected unit(s): Kastrup


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52.23 - Service activities incidental to air transportation
Number Employed: 2600

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-08-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 650
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 05-08-2020
Direct Dismissals: 650

Additional Information

Københavns Lufthavne, Copenhagen Airport, plans to dismiss 650 employees due to the coronavirus and related travel implications. The crisis has caused much lower business activity at the airport and fewer departures. The airport has received state funded salary compensation since the beginning of the crisis, but the compensation schemes cannot continue and the company has decided to make staff redundant. The restructuring will affect mainly employees in passenger service and security.

In the next three weeks the company will negotiate terms with the relevant trade unions before affected employees get notice of dismissal.