Finnair has said they plan to cut 100 flight attendants as they move forward with subcontracted crew members.
‘The airline said that the decision to lay off the cabin attendants is part of a bigger corporate plan to slash costs at the company.
Finnair announced in August last year that it targets decreases in its annual costs of 140 million euros by 2014.
According to the airline, reductions would be implemented through temporary layoffs during 2013.
“Possible redundancies would be implemented earliest in 2014,” after the protection from redundancies in the current collective labour agreement with cabin attendants ends, it said in a statement.’
The flag carrier employs approximately 1700 cabin attendants in Finland, and approximately 300 in China, Japan, Thailand, India, South Korea and Singapore.