Ryanair will close four bases in Spain starting from the new year. This concerns the bases in Las Palmas, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gerona. The Spanish trade union USO has announced this. According to the union, Ryanair informed this by e-mail while the union was in discussion with representatives of the airline about limiting the nuisance caused by a strike planned for September.
USO states that due to the impending closure, as of January 8, the jobs of more than five hundred cabin employees and pilots are at stake; 164 in Gerona, 156 in the base in Tenerife, 110 in Las Palmas and another 82 in Lanzarote.
“While we were talking to Ryanair management about minimum service during the ten-day strike in September, we received notification by email about the closure,” said a union spokesperson. The Association states that Ryanair cites various reasons for closing the bases.
“Such as the delay in the delivery of the MAX aircraft and the consequences of a possible hard Brexit.” chooses to make a fresh start with Laudamotion.
“How else can it be that on the same day that we hear this, jobs are offered at Laudamotion in Barcelona and Madrid?”