Finnair Airline Wants to Cut 1,000 Jobs

The corona pandemic hits the Finnish airline Finnair hard. That is why 1000 jobs are to be cut and 100 million euros saved.

Helsinki The Finnish airline Finnair wants to cut 1,000 jobs. As the company announced on Tuesday, it was forced to make structural changes due to the effects of the corona pandemic and travel restrictions. A total of 2,800 employees in Finland are affected by job cuts and temporary leave of absence.

Finnair employs around 6,700 people, 6,200 of them in Finland. Almost all employees in Finland have been given temporary leave for part of the spring and summer. That will continue, it said in a message. The temporary exemptions could either be limited in time or until further notice. The aim is to secure operations.

“Our turnover has fallen significantly, so we just have to adjust our costs to our new size,” said Finnair CEO Topi Manner. The savings target has now been increased to 100 million euros. The Finnish government had already announced in March that it would grant the airline state guarantees amounting to 600 million euros. The Finnish state owns 55.8 percent of Finnair.

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The corona pandemic hits the Finnish airline Finnair hard. That is why 1000 jobs are to be cut and 100 million euros saved.

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