SimpleJet to chop as much as 30% of its workforce


The British airline SimpleJet introduced its plans to chop as much as 30% of its workers, to save lots of prices amid the coronavirus disaster.

“To effect the restructure of our business, EasyJet will shortly launch an employee consultation process on proposals to reduce staff numbers by up to 30%, reflecting the reduced fleet, the optimisation of our network and bases, improved productivity as well as the promotion of more efficient ways of working”, the airline stated.

The firm employed 15,000 individuals in the beginning of the 12 months. Earlier, it introduced it will restart flights on June 15, however added that it doesn’t anticipate to reach the 2019 ranges of demand till at the very least 2023.

In March, the airline grounded its whole fleet as a response to the worldwide travel bans aimed toward containing the coronavirus pandemic.

“We realise these are very difficult times and we are having to consider very difficult decisions which will impact our people – but we want to protect as many jobs as we can for the long term”, CEO Johan Lundgren stated.

Other airways introduced main layoffs as effectively. Ryanair stated it will lower 15% of its employees, Wizz intends to scale back its workforce by 19%, and British Airways is ready to chop as much as 12,000 jobs from its 42,000-strong workforce.