Bengt-Ove Lindgren is airport manager at Umeå Airport and he says that even though they have had a better recovery than at other airports, they still have to lay off.
- The loss is like nothing we have experienced in history. We have laid off very hard at the business. We will be able to follow the development during the autumn, so far we can use the redundancy tool, but it will no longer apply at the turn of the year, so then we will see what happens then, says Bengt-Ove Lindgren.
Concerns about the corona pandemic and how it affects
He believes that there is also a concern among staff, and in the rest of society about what the future will look like and that it is tough for companies.
- I always ask the companies how they feel about it (corona editor's note), and it is a gloomy picture that is painted, says Bengt-Ove Lindgren.
Swedavia, which has ten airports in Sweden, has given notice at all locations of operation.
- We must follow what it looks like, I do not want to confirm or deny if there will be redundancies, says Bengt-Ove Lindgren.
Reduction by 87 percent
In total at Swedavia's airports, there has been a decrease of 87 percent in passengers in July, compared with the same period last year.
- We see that the recovery of aviation continues cautiously as travel restrictions ease and make it possible for increased travel. Even in July, however, passenger volumes were at a historically low level and compared with last year, the number of passengers decreased by 3.3 million, says Jonas Abrahamsson, Swedavia's CEO, in a press release.