KLM is cutting 4,500 to 5,000 jobs as a result of the corona crisis. The company announced this on Friday.
These are jobs at the KLM group, of which Transavia is also part. “By 2021, out of a current total of 33,000 full-time jobs across the KLM Group, the number of jobs should be reduced by 4,500 to 5,000 to 28,000 full-time jobs,” said KLM.
By not renewing temporary contracts, the workforce has already been reduced by 1,500 full-time jobs. About 2,000 people leave the company through the voluntary departure scheme, which was opened to all staff in May.
“In addition, due to retirements in 2020 and 2021, there will also be a natural turnover of 500 full-time jobs that will contribute to the required reduction,” says KLM.
After that, some 1,500 jobs will still have to disappear, KLM talks about ‘alternative solutions’ to achieve this. This concerns five hundred ground staff positions, three hundred flight attendants and flight attendants, three hundred pilots and four hundred jobs at KLM subsidiaries and jobs within the parent company Air France-KLM.
Since the outbreak of the corona virus, KLM has been in great crisis. On Thursday evening, the company announced that a loss of 800 million euros was incurred in the first six months of the year.
Because aviation will not return to its old level for some time to come, KLM is adapting the network and also the organization.