With the effect arising due to pandemic in the world, on Friday, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has announced hundreds of job cuts as it is likely that air traffic ill not be returning in levels until 2023-25. The coronavirus pandemic has affected badly the global job opportunities.
Amsterdam Schipol airport is the home airport for KLM Dutch Airlines and is one of the busiest aviation hubs. Until the mid of the year 2020, the airport has slumped to a net loss of 246 million euros ($293 million), compared to a profit of 133 million in the same period last year
Passenger numbers at Schiphol fell 62.1%, to 13.1 million, while cargo volumes were down 14.5% compared to the first half of 2019.
The airport said in a statement it will cut “several hundred” jobs from its total workforce of around 3,000 to reduce costs.
Schiphol called in its statement for better international cooperation on measures to make air travel safe in the COVID-19 era.
“The international response is currently insufficiently aligned and coordinated. This impacts air travel, and therefore economic recovery,” the airport said.
“Schiphol is in favor of a system of testing for travel to and from countries with an orange or red risk profile,” the airport said. “This can reduce the need for travel bans and quarantine measures.”