Finnish airline Veneer Announced a cost-cutting plan considering outsourcing in-flight passenger service on routes to/from Thailand and the United States. If the subcontracting, which is scheduled for the end of 2023, is implemented, “it could lead to the reduction of up to 450 jobs,” he said.
The plan is part of the effort to Restoring Finnair’s profitability Reducing unit costs and enhancing unit income. The company explained that Finnair had suffered significant losses during the pandemic, and that the closure of Russian airspace had a significant impact on the ability to turn a profit.
The airline said in a statement that negotiations between Finnair and the crew in Finland, which currently consists of about 1,750 people, will begin on November 23 and will last at least six weeks.
“Our goal remains to find a cost-effective solution with our hospitality crew. Now we need real will from our negotiators to find solutions that will allow us to continue to serve on board with our crew and avoid layoffs,” he said. Toby MannerFinnair CEO
According to the airline, this fall it has already discussed with all its employees the possibility of savings by changing working conditions. In case cabin crewFinnair proposed changes to crew utilization efficiency, hotel stopover rules, and hourly overtime pay rules for long-haul flights, as flights to Asia were closed due to the closure of Russian airspace.
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