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

465 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 May 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2019
Foreseen end date


On 13 May, the airline group Air France will propose to its employees representative a voluntary redundancy scheme that would affect 465 ground staff at French airports. An Air France spokeperson confirmed that a voluntary plan would be presented on May 13 but declined to give details on the proposals ahead of the meeting. Trade unionists have also confirmed to be invited at the works council meeting of 13 May where the plan will be announced. 

The airline group is looking to take the action following a €303 million euro loss. The move would affect ground staff at French airports as the company is under the pressure of a sharp competition of high-speed train of the national railway company and the low-cost airlines that have increase direct flights from one town to the other instead of making a connection through Paris. 

Several important job reductions were recorded since 2010: 4,000 job cuts in 20105,122 in 20121,826 in 2013800 in April 2015 and 1,000 in October 2015. However, in 2018, Air France has announced to recruit 1,000 employees; it is expected that Air France will announce the same level of recruitments in 2019.



Eurofound (2019), Air France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 97706, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97706.