Internal restructuring
Hessen; Darmstadt; Frankfurt am Main
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

225 - 230 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 December 2020
Employment effect (start)
12 December 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


As announced on 12 December 2020, the Germany-based Wisag Ground Services and Wisag Passage Services will be cutting 225 jobs at Frankfurt airport in 2020 due to internal restructuring. According to information from the United Services’ Union (verdi), all affected employees will receive compulsory redundancies. Wisag justifies its decision with the massive decrease in air traffic caused by the COVID-19 crisis. According to management, cuts are inevitable and a comprehensive social plan was offered to ease affected employees. However, the works’ council rejected that offer. The trade union has criticised the decision, arguing that short time work schemes could be used instead of dismissals. The letters of dismissal are expected to be sent just before Christmas.  

Wisag has currently 850 employees at Frankfurt airport. 



Eurofound (2020), Wisag, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 102917, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102917.