In Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Palma de Mallorca, the Austrian Ryanair subsidiary is resuming flight operations in its new role as a wet lease provider. At the same time, dismissals are distributed on a large scale in front of the office in Vienna.
The Lauda airline began distributing layoffs on Thursday. According to the latest information, at least 22 employees who previously worked in the company headquarters were given notice of termination. The departments marketing, sales, finance, technology and purchasing are affected. The company also parted with crew trainers. Even a pregnant employee was given the notice and asked to leave the office.
The airline announced last Friday that it would be parting with the 94 flying staff who did not approve the new collective agreement. These have been summoned for a personal interview this Friday. According to information from those affected, this should not have happened at all, because access to the Lauda premises is said to have been denied. Instead, the letters of termination are said to have been handed over directly in front of the front door.
Meanwhile, Lauda resumed commercial flight operations in Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Palma de Mallorca. It is no longer flown under the OE code, but under that of the sister company Ryanair DAC. From Stuttgart, the destinations Palma de Mallorca and Naples are served by Airbus A320 on behalf of the Irish low-cost airline. A wet lease flight to Palma is planned from Düsseldorf. In Vienna, the restart is to take place on July 1, 2020 on behalf of Ryanair.