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Airline fires nine out of ten Danish employees

The Danish airline Jet Time fire 313 employees - equivalent to more than nine out of ten of the employees. It writes the DR.

the Redundancies affect both pilots, cabin crew and flymekanikere.

Jørgen Holme, who is the managing director of the company, calling it the worst day in the company's history.

- It is obviously a very sad day for all of us, together, in the Jet Time-the family – the worst day without comparison in our 15-year history, he writes in an email to DR News.

Jet Time delivers transport solutions for charterarrangører and airlines and private and public companies.

the Company also has 57 employees in Finland. They are currently discharged.

the airline industry is one of the industries which have been hit hard by the outbreak of coronavirus, which has resulted in travel restrictions and closed borders.

The Danish airports has gone largely dormant during the crisis, which has brought great milliontab.

Also, SAS has announced a major round of layoffs because of the crisis. The airline has paid up to lay off 5000 employees - of which 1700 in Denmark.

Jørgen Holme from Jet Time telling to the DR, to coronakrisen has meant lost revenue of up to 800 million crowns in the summer season.

Jet Times layoffs lands on the same day as the Danish Parliament agreed on an aviation package to 260 million dollars.

Here is allocated among the other 135 million crowns to support the flights on Danish domestic routes in three months.

It has during the crisis also have been possible for the companies to take part in a lønkompensationsordning.

however, It has not been enough to help the Jet Time through, and a more long-term help has come too late.

the Prospect of a long-term specific support package for the Danish airlines, including charterflyselskaber Jet Time that is, despite a lot of talk yet to come, so we must act, writes Jørgen Holme to DR.

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