Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Ireland, UK, Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, France
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.10 - Passenger air transport

726 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 May 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


The airline CityJet has announced it will cut 726 positions from a total of 1,175 employees (about 60% of its workforce). The company, which operates on behalf of other airlines including SAS and Aer Lingus, employs 1,175 people across the group, of which more than 410 are based in Dublin. CityJet has launched a consultation process with its employees in Ireland and Great Britain, anticipating that up to 276 employees would be made redundant from its bases in Dublin (Ireland) and London (UK). 450 job cuts are expected across its bases in Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, France (where its French branch is in liquidation, resulting in 82 job cuts) and Brussels. Job cuts are expected to affect the airline’s administration, flying and engineering support staff. 



Eurofound (2020), Cityjet, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 100768, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100768.