Nuremberg Airport is suffering from a significantly reduced number of passengers due to the corona pandemic. For 2020, fewer than a million travelers are expected, around 25 percent fewer than in the previous year. As part of a volunteer program, they now want to cut staff.
Flughafen Nürnberg GmbH and the subsidiaries Airpart GmbH and Flughafen Nürnberg Service GmbH are affected. Employees are now offered severance payments that should lead to voluntary departure. The aim is to avoid redundancies for operational reasons and at the same time to carry out the downsizing in a socially acceptable manner. The airport also postponed investments that are not considered necessary due to the current situation. Short-time working is also used and positions that have become vacant due to retirement are not filled.
“Even in these exceptionally difficult times, we are working intensively on fulfilling our mandate to connect the Nuremberg metropolitan region with Europe. In order to be able to guarantee this in the future, measures are necessary in all areas of the airport. The aim is to work with our employees to stabilize our airport in times of drastically reduced traffic volumes and to secure it for the future, ”says airport manager Michael Hupe.