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

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 December 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


In December 2012, Polish national airline Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT (PLL LOT) announced plans to implement a restructuring programme, which will result in the loss of 600 jobs in 2013. The dismissals are a part of the new business strategy aiming at improving financial outcomes of the company.

In 2011 LOT had a loss of 145 mln PLN, and in 2012 it is predicted to be 300 mln PLN. After the implementation of the restructuring plan, PLL LOT will be searching for an investor in order to privatize the company. The plan also includes cost-cutting measures such as the elimination of unprofitable routes.

Moreover, the Ministry of Finance has declared its intention to give 400 mln PLN (100 mln EUR) as the first part of an aid package for the company.

PLL LOT currently employs approximately 2,000 people.


  • 17 December 2012: Newsweek
  • 25 December 2012: Gazeta Wyborcza ()


Eurofound (2012), Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 74724, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74724.