DÜSSELDORF (dpa-AFX) – Due to the corona pandemic, Düsseldorf Airport is expecting 20 to 30 percent fewer flights in the coming years and is considering job cuts. The company had to “adapt the human resources to the new framework,” said an airport spokesman on Sunday on request. According to the Verdi trade union, the largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia wants to cut 600 jobs – that would be about every fourth job.
The management informed the employees in a video message about the planned job cuts, Verdi said. According to the union, the dismantling should begin in the coming year – this year the jobs will still be secured by the short-time worker regulation, among other things.
The airport argued in the statement on Sunday that without an adjustment, the slump in sales would lead the company permanently into the loss zone. On request, the spokesman initially did not comment on the 600 jobs mentioned by Verdi.
Because air traffic almost came to a standstill in the Corona crisis, Düsseldorf Airport had already applied for short-time work for its approximately 2,300 employees in March by the end of the year. The airport company increases the short-time work allowance for all employees concerned to 90 percent of the net salary. / Mhe / DP / he