Merci, les termes chute des "business travels" reviennent partout.
A noter la croissance de l'activité MRO.
Et un nouveau plan de réduction des coûts annoncé sur ATN :
The plan will enable the company to cut losses by between 110 and 125 million euros, and it also foresees an 80-90 million reduction in investment spending. It includes four types of measures:
a cutback in capacity,
a reduction in labour costs,
a reduction of purchases and external costs,
and a review of the investment programme,
aimed at postponing all investments not related to improving customer services or having a direct impact on earnings.
Apart from reducing seat-kilometre supply capacity, as already announced, cost-cutting
measures include the following:
· Temporary layoffs, about which talks with the unions are now in progress. They will cut
across the entire company, but will especially affect the areas worst hit by the decline in activity.
· Temporary hiring contracts will not be renewed, and all new hiring will be frozen. Payroll
containment measures are under study, along with a moratorium on pay rises and a freeze of executive salaries.
· Spending on rented office space will be cut and the company will relinquish buildings and industrial and airport spaces, making better use of remaining properties. These reductions are expected to amount to reach a total of some 20.000 square metres.
· The company’s fleet of ground vehicles used for transport between its industrial installations will be cut.
· All supplier contracts will be reviewed not only to reduce prices but also to seek ways to adapt commercial relations to current circumstances.
· Spending on technical consultants will be cut back.
· IT developments will be postponed, excepting those directly related to operations.
The company estimates that these measures will bring about a savings of between 110 and 125
million euros on the profit and loss account.
Meanwhile, all investments that are not related to improving customer services, or that have no direct and immediate impact on earnings, are to be put on hold, for an additional savings of between 80 and 90 million euros. Specifically, this means that:
· Construction of the crew signing building at Madrid-Barajas will be postponed, along with several renovation projects at Iberia offices abroad and in the cargo building.
· All planned investments in IT will be reviewed, and those not linked to operations will be postponed.
· However, all investments aimed at improving services to customers will continue, such as
the spending of 7 million euros to improve VIP lounges at the Madrid hub and elsewhere. The renovation of tourist class on long-haul aircraft will also go ahead.
Capacity cuts will be selective and temporary, and will not entail withdrawal from any markets, but merely a temporary reduction of frequencies in periods and time slots when demand is lowest. Strategic routes will not be affected. Accordingly, effective in this month of May, Iberia will withdraw five Airbus A320s from service
. The delivery of new aircraft will be postponed, those
operating under wet lease will now be flown by Iberia and smaller aircraft will be used on some routes and time slots. http://www.airtransportnews.aero/article.pl?mcateg=&id=17290
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