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Finnair CEO: 50% Of The Workforce Can Be Fired!  
User currently offlineFFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 733 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8382 times:

It's been a while since I've heard from my Finnish friend, but this is from today: Finnair CEO has basically said that the company has three options, 1) to change the course (strategy?), 2) merge with somebody, or 3) get rid of 4,000-5,000 employees, around half of it's current workforce! I guess this is one of those "Do this, or....." speeches, but it still sounds quite dramatic.

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User currently offlineLxmd11 From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8207 times:

Maybe they could jump in with the hopeful BA IB merger. That would be interesting.

User currently offlineN623JB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8078 times:

Iberia is merging with British Airways? I didnt even know that one..I wonder what effect would it have in JFK?hmm..


Bring JetBlue To Mexico City! (TLC and/or MEX would be great)
User currently offlineAverageUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7904 times:

He's free to say whatever pleases him and probably does, he has resigned already, due to leave in less than 6 months.

He may be a passable manager, but a poor leader who has managed to burn bridges with most staff in relatively few years.

The next guy or girl has to be someone from the ranks, someone who's showing a willingness to get back to the basics: 1) serving the customer and his/her wallet, 2) flying the planes right and 3) keeping the staff loyal. If that can't be met, I propose starting doing business as "Aero" again and forming "Aero-Aeroflot" or "A2".


User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 4136 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7702 times:

Any links regarding this info?

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1595 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7499 times:

I can see a BA-IB-AY merger working.

As far as markets are concerned, IB for LA/Spain, BA for the World with AY adding on for Scandinavia/Russia and Asia. AY works more for Asia-Central/Eastern Europe, but WE definitely BA.

AY would probably be served well by merging with larger airlines, and the additional component wouldn't hurt against the LH juggernaut.



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User currently offlinePyh From Finland, joined Oct 2001, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6999 times:



Quoting Someone83 (Reply 4):
Any links regarding this info?

Here.

Unfortunately only in Finnish.


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6049 times:

FFlyer is good at picking bad news from AY  Wink

You just left out this was a blog writing for the staff from the resigned CEO who didn't get along with the unions, especially with the pilots. I think we need a second opinion from the new CEO, next winter will tell more, many ways.

Quoting AverageUser (Reply 3):
He may be a passable manager, but a poor leader who has managed to burn bridges with most staff in relatively few years.

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Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 5):
I can see a BA-IB-AY merger working.

That could actually happen, one way or another.


User currently offlinePylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1636 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

Merger trend rules these days.
But merger in terms of economics can not be the ultimate solution of aviation industry's problems. Merger swallows issues to some extend - but sooner or later it may lead to troubles of giants.
This way 3 companies will remain in Europe: BA, AF and LH.
When economy - hopefully - restores and start growing, we may witness the reverse process.
Internal contradictions - not visible for us - may explode those bunches of mergered companies.

Such a unque companies as OY can actually gain - if it goes through these times stayng independent.


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