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

129 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 March 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 May 2012


The airline Air Europe will cut 129 jobs in Spain. The labour authority has accepted the labour force adjustment plan which had been presented by the airline. The measure is blamed on economic reasons and it will affect 129 employees: 70 land staff, 45 pilots and 14 maintenance workers. The termination of the contracts is reported to be implemented until the end of May 2012.

During the negotiation process, 32 strikes were called by the pilots. As a consequence of these industrial action around 800 flights were cancelled. Nevertheless, strikes did not change the outcome of the redundancy procedure.


  • 7 March 2012: El Mundo


Eurofound (2012), Air Europa, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 73234, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73234.