Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

2,500 - 3,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 April 2009
Employment effect (start)
30 June 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2010


Air France, one of the main airline companies, is to cut 2,500 to 3,000 jobs Europe-wide by the end of 2011. According to the company, over the next years it will be necessary to rationalize the workforce in order to cope with the drop in demand due to the recent economic crisis. There will be no forced dismissals. the jobs would go through not replacing staff who are retiring and not renewing temporary contracts. In February 2009, Air France has already announced 1,000 to 1,200 redundancies.


  • 16 April 2009: La Repubblica
  • 15 April 2009: Il Diario del lavoro


Eurofound (2009), Air France-KLM, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 68705, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68705.