Saving is the order of the day at Düsseldorf Airport

Düsseldorf Airport (Photo: Pixabay).
Düsseldorf Airport (Photo: Pixabay).

Saving is the order of the day at Düsseldorf Airport

Düsseldorf Airport (Photo: Pixabay).
Advertising

The second corona wave is looming and travel restrictions are increasing. The airports are among those that suffer. Düsseldorf Airport also got it cold. The latter is now pulling out all the stops and, above all, has to do one thing: save.

After a slight increase in passenger numbers in the summer months, another setback followed. In mid-September, airport boss Thomas Schnalke informed about the fall in bookings in autumn. Even during the school holidays, the number of passengers “never exceeded 30 percent of the usual volume”. Reason enough to develop a restructuring strategy. To do this, they joined a new consultancy firm. With the help of this, the airport wants to find new sources of income and reduce the currently excessive cost structure. 

And as is so often the case in this crisis, it is your own workforce that has to believe in it first. Because like the news magazine RP-Online reported, at least 600 of the total of 2400 employees have to pack their bags and leave the company. The union opposes this plan and calls for a more employee-friendly solution. On the other hand, there is agreement on the so-called “volunteer program”, based on the motto: if you like, you can go. Those employees should then receive an appropriate severance payment. In addition, airport boss Schnalke also wants to rely on early retirement. More details are to be made public at a later date. 

The airport can still look forward to income: The NRW Bank recently approved a loan of 250 million euros, according to the news paper WDR reported.

Leave a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * marked

This website uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn more about how your comment data is processed.

Editor of this article:

Granit Pireci is an editor at Aviation.Direct and specializes in aviation in Southeast Europe. Before that he worked for AviationNetOnline (formerly Austrian Aviation Net).

Nobody likes paywalls
- not even Aviation.Direct!

Information should be free for everyone, but good journalism costs a lot of money.

If you enjoyed this article, you can check Aviation.Direct voluntary for a cup of coffee Coffee trail (for them it's free to use).

In doing so, you support the journalistic work of our independent specialist portal for aviation, travel and tourism with a focus on the DA-CH region voluntarily without a paywall requirement.

If you did not like the article, we look forward to your constructive criticism and / or your suggestions for improvement, either directly to the editor or to the team at with this link or alternatively via the comments.

Your
Aviation.Direct team
paywalls
nobody likes!

About the editor

Granit Pireci is an editor at Aviation.Direct and specializes in aviation in Southeast Europe. Before that he worked for AviationNetOnline (formerly Austrian Aviation Net).

Nobody likes paywalls
- not even Aviation.Direct!

Information should be free for everyone, but good journalism costs a lot of money.

If you enjoyed this article, you can check Aviation.Direct voluntary for a cup of coffee Coffee trail (for them it's free to use).

In doing so, you support the journalistic work of our independent specialist portal for aviation, travel and tourism with a focus on the DA-CH region voluntarily without a paywall requirement.

If you did not like the article, we look forward to your constructive criticism and / or your suggestions for improvement, either directly to the editor or to the team at with this link or alternatively via the comments.

Your
Aviation.Direct team
paywalls
nobody likes!

Leave a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * marked

This website uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn more about how your comment data is processed.

Advertising