Basel: Easyjet Switzerland is downsizing the base and cutting 70 jobs

Airbus A320, operated by Easyjet Switzerland (Photo: Jan Gruber).
Airbus A320, operated by Easyjet Switzerland (Photo: Jan Gruber).

Basel: Easyjet Switzerland is downsizing the base and cutting 70 jobs

Airbus A320, operated by Easyjet Switzerland (Photo: Jan Gruber).
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At Easyjet Switzerland, due to the corona crisis and the associated low demand, the workforce is to be reduced by 70 employees. The carrier has bases in Basel and Geneva.

The company currently employs around 1.020 people in Switzerland. Of these, around 450 are stationed in Basel and 570 in Geneva. The two bases in the Swiss Confederation have a total of 27 Airbus jets, which are distributed as follows: 12 in Basel and 15 in Geneva. The carrier has now announced that the workforce at Euro-Airport will be reduced by 70 employees. Two machines will also be removed.

A so-called consultation process has now been initiated with the employee representatives and trade unions. It cannot be ruled out that there could also be downsizing in Geneva. Easyjet Switzerland explains in a media broadcast that they are trying to find internal solutions and that they want to avoid layoffs as much as possible.

"We are committed to constructive cooperation with our employee representatives in Switzerland with the aim of avoiding job losses as much as possible and enabling transfer options within our local bases," said Jean-Marc Thevenaz, Managing Director of Easyjet Switzerland.

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