Facing the crisis related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Norwegian is in great difficulty and it announced that it would lay off 1,191 people in Spain.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause severe damage in the aviation sector.The troubled low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle announced to the union on Tuesday (May 4) that it intends to lay off 1,191 crew members in Spain, A spokesperson said as part of its ongoing global restructuring.
Under the legal protection that is not protected by bankruptcy, Norwegians see their financial difficulties exacerbated by the health crisis and plunge themselves into a virtual sleepy state. This is the time for reorganization.
Its plan includes “Shut down the company’s long-distance operations and lower the level of its short-distance operations”The spokesperson said that by 2021, only 50 aircraft will be used. By the end of 2019, Norway’s fleet consisted of 156 medium- and long-haul aircraft.
The organization stated that it hopes to maintain two bases in Spain, located at Alicante and Malaga airports, to transport vacationers from Northern Europe to Spanish beaches.But their reopening is conditional “At the pace of lifting government travel restrictions”, The designated company, the company plans to use 6 aircraft and 215 flight attendants at these two airports this summer.
The Norwegians say that Spain is the only country that intends to maintain its sovereignty. “Permanent” Outside of Scandinavian countries, “In the event that the company decides to withdraw from all of its other markets” (United Kingdom, United States, France and Italy).