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Hundreds Of Aer Lingus Jobs At Risk As Shannon And Cork Bases May Close


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Aer Lingus jobs at risk

Up to 350 jobs are at risk as Aer Lingus considers closing its bases in Cork and Shannon.

It's part of plans by the airline to lay off around 500 workers due to the impact of Covid-19.

The ongoing travel restrictions have led to Aer Lingus losing €316 million so far this year.

The airline has announced an operating loss of €316m for the second quarter of the year as the coronavirus crisis continues to hit the aviation industry.

In a statement, Aer Lingus said Irish Government policy has made things even more difficult.

“The catastrophic impact of COVID-19 on the aviation sector has been compounded in Ireland by the implementation of the most restrictive travel policies in Europe and the failure to implement supports for the sector,”.

It said “significant redundancies” are now required right across the business. They will be implemented on a voluntary basis where possible; however, the airline they will make them compulsory if necessary.

The losses Aer Lingus announced for the second quarter of the year compare to a €78m profit in 2019.


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