EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

White Airways

White Airways

Geographic Location

Country: Portugal
Region: Continente
Location of affected unit(s): Portugal


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51.10 - Passenger air transport
Number Employed: 160
Group: Omni Aviation SGPS

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-11-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 120
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-11-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022

Additional Information

The Portugal-based White Airways from the charter airline - Omni Aviation SGPS group - will proceed with a collective dismissal of 120 workers: 60 cabin crew, 50 pilots and 10 administrative crew. The bad financial situation of the company is the main reason pointed out by the company. Since the end of October, after the loss of the contract with TAP, White Airways' financial situation has deteriorated significantly.

In the next year, the charter company will operate only with minimum services of 40 employees in order to avoid losing the Air Operator Certificate.