Lithuania’s wet-lease and charter services provider GetJet Airline has handed lay-off notices to 370 employees, the Employment Service has said.
These include 14 technicians, eight flight coordinators, six maintenance control coordinators, five crew coordinators, five auditors and four financial controllers.
GetJet Airlines had a total of 392 employees in February, based on data from the state social insurance fund Sodra.
In Lithuania, the company operated chartered flights for Tez Tour and Novaturas, the country’s leading tour operators.
Estonia’s Completec is the airline’s main shareholder.
Meanwhile, the number of flights in Lithuanian airspace plunged by around 70% last week from a year earlier, according to the state-owned air navigation service provider Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation).
“There were 150 flights on March 28 and 29 each, compared with over 200 flights daily the previous weekend,” Oro Navigacija CEO Mindaugas Gustys declared.
“This is not as sharp a decline as expected after Russia halted all international flights,” he said, adding that this could be due to Russia’s flights to repatriate its citizens from abroad.
The number of flights over Lithuania dropped by 70% YoY on March 23-29, to 1,305, of which transit flights fell by 68%, to 1,040 flights.
The number of transit flights to Russia fell by 42%, to 445, the number of transit flights to Germany by 71.5%, to 172, and the number of transit flights to China by 67%, to 51 flights. (LRT/Business World Magazine)