Internal restructuring
Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
El Prat de Llobregat
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 May 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


The merger of the airline companies Vueling and Clickair will represent the loss of 200 works posts, given that Iberia, major shareholder of the carrier resulting from the liaison with 45% of the shares, will assume the handling services and fleet maintenance services that to date had been carried out by Vueling's own personnel. This morning the company's Chairman, Josep Piqué, explained that "they will be trying to incorporate as many Vueling employees as possible into Iberia's handling services" so that adjustment will be less traumatic. The merged carrier that saw the light with 1500 employees will reduce its staff to 1300. Notwithstanding, this reduction in work posts must be added to those that have been taking place in parallel fashion in both Vueling and Clickair during the past year, prior to signing of the merger. The alliance between the two companies is to be approved today by the general shareholders' boards, as is likewise the case with composition of the new Board of Administration, which continues to be presided over by Piqué. Vueling operates 35 aircrafts covering 90 routes and expects to invoice about 800 million Euros this year "with good profitability ratios", in words of Piqué.



Eurofound (2009), Vueling, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 69321, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69321.