174 Staff to Lose Jobs as Seychelles' National Airline Restructures

March 29, 2018
The airline currently has over 800 staff across 13 departments. Only four departments of the company will not be affected, including the ground handling service.

(Seychelles News Agency) - Air Seychelles, the island nation's national carrier, is cutting 174 of its staff as the airline undergoes restructuring, the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports, and Marine told the National Assembly on Tuesday.

The announcement drew a rebuke from leaders in the National Assembly, who said the cuts must be put on hold, as well as complaints from an official with the workers union.

Minister Maurice Loustau-Lalanne said that the restructuring will allow Air Seychelles to become a sustainable company in the fiercely competitive aviation industry.

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