Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.24 - Cargo handling

1,150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 February 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Spanish airport handling services company Newco has signed a redundancy plan envisaging the loss of 1,150 jobs. The original plan presented to the labour authority entailed a higher number of redundancies - i.e. 1,400 staff. The move follows the bankruptcy of Spanish airline Spanair (see here), which was its main customer. 

The firm managed to save 250 jobs to keep providing services to other airlines companies in other airports such as Barcelona, Vigo, Madrid and Las Palmas (Gran Canaria). Compensation for the job losses will be paid throught the Social Guarantee Fund (Fogasa).


  • 7 February 2012: El País


Eurofound (2012), Newco, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 73341, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73341.