Internal restructuring
Latvija; Pieriga;
Location of affected unit(s)
Mārupes novads
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.10 - Passenger air transport

159 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 September 2012
Employment effect (start)
16 March 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Latvian national air carrier airBaltic will dismiss 159 employees by the end of this year.

The airline is implementing the restructuring plan ReShape developed by the company's new CEO Martin Gauss. The plan, which is intended to reduce costs by 16%, includes fleet modernization, cost optimization, operational efficiency, revenue enhancement and network improvements.

On March 16 AirBaltic informed the State Employment agency about collective dismissal plan, indicating that they are planned to be carried out in several stages until the end of year. The affected workforce includes administration workers, analytics, financiers, ticket sellers, marketing specialists, accountants, mechanics, engineers and technicians. The most affected category is pilots (35 dismissals) and flight attendants (30 dismissals). On 27th September the vice-president of the airline Jānis Vanags confirmed that the restructuring, is going according to the plan.



  • 27 September 2012: www.delfi.lv
  • 27 September 2012: Neatkarīgā Rīta avīze


Eurofound (2012), airBaltic, Internal restructuring in Latvia, factsheet number 74180, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74180.