a Few airlines, if any, go the whole of what is said to be the biggest crisis in its history. A number of countries have closed their borders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the second receives only its own citizens, and many will advise against, like Sweden, of all international travel.
the SAS group announced on Sunday that nine out of ten of the employees to be laid off, and the fact that almost all of the traffic set in. The airline's share price has fallen by 10 per cent. During Monday morning, to have a similar announcement about the lay-offs have come from a number of major airlines. The latest from Norwegian, which, according to the Norwegian VG, lays off 7.300 employees, and the setting up of 85 per cent of its flights.
do not rule out that they have all the aircraft standing on the ground, if the situation is getting worse. At the moment, which is around 80 per cent of the company's flights during the months of april and may, and borträknade, and the company has stopped all recruitment activities and the investments for the time being, according to a news release.
the French-Dutch Air France-KLM announced on Monday morning that it decreases the capacity by about 70 to 90 per cent in the next two months of the year, just as the British Airways-owner IAG, which cuts down on the traffic by 75%.
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in the morning, for the second time in a short period of time, and announced that they were taking it down to its capacity by 90 per cent from the end of april. Only in the ”critical air” will be maintained in order to secure vital deliveries to Finland, according to the company.
in a number of countries have introduced anti-crisis measures targeted at the business community, including Sweden, presented in the morning. However, there will be more support targeted at the airline industry, according to independent analyst Hans Jørgen Elnæs.
" There is no guarantee that is an awful lot of money, but they do need to have support with cash flow as well. It would give the companies the financial muscle they will need when they get started-after all, it's in here, " he said.
it is composed by three main blocks: a system of korttidspermittering is introduced directly, the ability to defer tax payments and the state is going in and cover the cost of sick pay alone.
A substantial package that could cost in excess of 300 billion, depending on how it is used, and the like can help a lot. However, it is not clear that it is sufficient for the air force.
" You have solved the problem temporarily, and they get a little bit of time. One of the companies to which the SAS may be able to go on the back burner until this is all over, but when the market returns to normal, as they need liquidity in order to speed up the operation, " says Hans Jørgen Elnæs.
Marcus, Dahlsten, president and ceo of the transport companies, we welcome the government's efforts, however, are saying that there will not be enough. Photo credit: Ali Lorestani/TT
president of the transport operators, welcomes the efforts of the government, but it also means that there is a need for more measures directed against, among other things, the plane.
" Overall, the reaction from the members, that this, unfortunately, is not enough. What they need now is a full-permitteringslösning as a whole lifts of personnel, and the operations are virtually at a standstill.
" the Signals coming from the government that it will proceed with comprehensive measures for all sectors of the economy, but it has also opened up in order to be able to come up with direct measures targeted at specific sectors. That is what we are pinning our hopes on, " said Marcus Dahlsten.
see also: SAS: our priority is to bring home stranded travelers.
see also: Dan Lucas: ”the SAS group's existence is at risk if the crisis is prolonged.”