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

280 - 780 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 November 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The national air carrier Czech Airlines (ÄŒSA) is to cut 280 jobs out of its 4,200 current staff in coming next months (no exact timeline is given) under a recovery plan that should save over one billion CZK on wages. The restructuring will affect mainly employees in administrative positions (190 posts). About 15 pilots and 70 stewards and hostesses will be left to go. The workforce reduction is to continue and a further 500 people are expected to be dismissed in the long run. All laid-off workers will be given severance pay above statutory amount. The Czech Airlines made a CZK 3.7 billion loss last year and then decided to cut its aircraft fleet by one third.

On 26 January 2011, Czech Airlines reported that 70 pilots out of a total 430 across the company (i.e. more than 15%) have been dismissed.


  • 26 January 2011: MF Dnes
  • 24 November 2010: MF Dnes


Eurofound (2010), ÄŒSA (Czech Airlines), Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 71214, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71214.