Easyjet closes several bases

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Easyjet closes several bases

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In Germany, 740 employees are to be cut. With competitor Air France, the Basel station is in acute danger.

The low-cost airline Easyjet is facing major job cuts. In the UK, union claims are to be closed to the Stansted, Southend and Newcastle bases. In this context, the company will part with around 2.000 flight attendants. It is not yet known how many pilots are affected. Easyjet UK is said to have given the reason that no flights between the United Kingdom and Greece will be possible in the foreseeable future.

According to the employee representatives, Easyjet is also to cut many employees in Germany. A total of 740 employees are to be cut at the Tegel and Schönefeld bases. The carrier resumed flight operations on Wednesday, but initially only uses nine aircraft from Berlin.

The developments at Easyjet also have an impact on service providers. The number of flights from Basel is significantly reduced and considerably fewer employees are required for handling. According to the union, this has resulted in numerous Swissport employees being released from duty there, initially until the end of the year.

In Basel, however, there are also plans to cut staff at competitor Air France. The SkyTeam member currently has a station at this airport that consists of two aircraft. You also have your own ground handling. However, this has to be abandoned due to the conditions that are imposed for the granting of the state loan. In future, Basel and Mulhouse will no longer be connected to the French capital Paris by air, but by rail. The consequence of this is that the personnel previously required at Euro-Airport are superfluous and should be reduced.

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