Coronasituationen has created a global crisis for the aviation industry.
And after the government's announcement that it advises against all non-necessary travel to countries other than Germany, Iceland and Norway, it looks bleak for kabineansatte and pilots in Denmark.
It assesses the FPU, the union of kabineansatte and pilots in Denmark. Here, it is feared to be a regular bloodbath among the union members.
Anonymous Waast is the president of Flyvebranchens Staff Union. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan
– We have warned that the corona-they will be able to cost up to 2000 jobs just for kabineansatte and pilots. Now we must unfortunately probably revise this figure. It's going to be a bloodbath, " says FPU's president, Anonymous Waast in a press release.
Community - 13. mar. 2020 - pm. 15:37 flight attendants on their knees for the government
Several european countries have reported themselves ready for the soon to receive tourists again. It applies, among other things Greece, Spain and Italy. But in Denmark, the message is completely different.
Anonymous Waast points out that the European Commission has put up to go time in tourism and therefore hope that the government will reconsider its decision. If it happens, the consequences will be 'huge'.
– We already see now a number of low-cost airlines, which begins to put itself on the market. Today's decision is going to accelerate "social dumping" in Danish aviation hero game, says Anonymous Waast and adds:
– the Government must take the consequence of this de facto shutdown of the aviation and offer an extra help in relation to both lending to companies and stimulus packages.
the business news - 13. mar. 2020 - pm. 14:51 Norwegian send 5000 employees home
At the end of april, announced the SAS, as a consequence of coronakrisen will lay off up to 5,000 full-time employees. The redundancies correspond to a little under half of the total number of full-time employees of the scandinavian airline.
Also abroad, airlines are hit hard by the crisis.
because of virusudbruddet have Icelandair currently under 10 percent of the normal number of flights. Here one has had to lay off around 2000 employees.
The british low-cost airline EasyJet has announced that it will fire 30 percent of its 15.000 employees as a result of the crisis, and with the Dutch KLM has 2000 employees lost their jobs.