EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wind Jet

Company/Organisation:
Wind Jet

Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Sicilia; Isole

Company

Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51.1 - Passenger air transport
Number Employed: 504
Group: Wind Jet

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-04-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 504
Planned Job Reductions max: 504
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 30-06-2012

Additional Information

Italian low-cost airline company Wind Jet has started collective dismissal procedures for all its employees (504 workers). According to the company, the discontinuation of business activities is mainly due to the recent economic crisis.

Alitalia, the main Italian airline company, is interested in taking over Wind Jet activities. The company will decide in the next months if and how the takeover may become a concrete business action.