Mr Guerriti told journalists that “The decision is due to a drastic reduction in the number of passengers. The company doesn’t expect the situation to return to normal until 2024”.
Talks on severance terms will commerce on 15 June. They will be held under the conditions of the so-called “Renault Law” on collective dismissal. The union says that during the talks they will try and save as many jobs as they possibly can.
Although they are "greatly shocked that 30% of staff are being shown the door”, the unions say that they understand why the decision has been taken. "Without passengers of course the shops at the airport can’t sell anything”, Mr Guerriti added.