Martinair scraps European services

Charter airline Martinair is to scrap its 34 internal European services, leading to what unions claim could be up to 650 job losses.

The airline says the measure is necessary to ‘ensure the continuity’ of the operation. Other activities, apart from intercontinental flights and cargo services, may also be sold off.
The company which has been hit by rising fuel prices and competition from budget airlines, posted a loss of €7m last year.
Martinair is 50% owned by KLM, with the rest of the share in the hands of Danish transport group Maersk

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