Internal restructuring
Eesti; Põhja-Eesti;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.23 - Service activities incidental to air transportation

111 - 131 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 May 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2020
Foreseen end date
30 September 2020


Tallinna Lennujaam, the group that operates Tallinn Airport and the ground handling company Tallinn Airport GH, announced the dismissal of 111 employees. The dismissals will be conducted between July and September 2020. Due to the containment measures of the COVID-19 outbreak, tourism and travelling have been restricted and the airport was left in a difficult position. The company has forecasted that reaching the pre-crisis number of passengers will not happen before the end of 2022. To mitigate the situation, the company applied measures advised by the state (e.g. wage subsidy), but these solutions are not sufficient to fully save the company, therefore the management holds the restructuring for inevitable.

Update, 14.09.2020:On 4 September 2020, the Tallinna Lennujaam announced it will lay off additional 20 employees. As the number of flights and passengers has decreased and there are no signs of business recovery, employees related to service and care of machinery and passengers will suffer job losses. Administrative staff will also be affected by the restructuring. 



Eurofound (2020), Tallinna Lennujaam, Internal restructuring in Estonia, factsheet number 100750, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100750.