Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

2,604 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 February 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Some 2,604 jobs will be affected by the labour force adjustment plan at the Spanish airline Spanair which has recently filed for bankruptcy. Of the 2,604 employees, 2,343 are active employees and the rest are people who are employed by the company but currently not working e.g. due to special leaves. The job cuts will concern 967 members of the cabin crew, 401 pilots and 194 maintenance technicians, 379 general services staff, 175 customer services staff and 488 ramp staff. The company will resort to the salary guarantee fund (Fogasa) to pay dismissal compensation to redundant workers.

The company declared bankruptcy on the 27th of January after a deal with Qatar Airways, who were to buy 49% of Spanair's shares, failed.

Trade unions have called for the involvement of the Generalitat as first shareholder in Spanair and a first mobilization was scheduled for 9 February.


  • 1 February 2012: Expansión
  • 2 February 2012: Cinco Días


Eurofound (2012), Spanair, Bankruptcy in Spain, factsheet number 73067, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73067.