Flybe to make redundant 12 of its 39 staff in the island
Thursday 24th January 2013, 10:00AM GMT.
FLYBE is making redundant 12 of its 39 Guernsey staff over the next three months, it announced yesterday.
The airline disclosed the job losses yesterday, with the same number in Jersey, as part of a nationwide attempt to cut costs.
Flybe Europe managing director Mike Rutter said the airline currently employed 39 staff in Guernsey and 69 in Jersey.
The company did not want to make the redundancies, but it was necessary.
‘This is about us trimming our costs,’ he said.
The cuts are part of a two-year plan to turn around the business and will see 10% of Flybe’s UK staff – 300 jobs – cut. But the local figure is about 30%.