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HANNOVER (dpa-AFX) – The TUI Group airline Tuifly definitely wants to maintain its main location in Hanover as part of the planned austerity course. This point was emphasized on Monday in a conversation with employee representatives through the mediation of Lower Saxony’s Minister of Economic Affairs Bernd Althusmann (CDU), the company said after the meeting. “We underlined this again.”

There was no information on the exact extent to which there could be cuts at the airline’s home office and elsewhere. The Supervisory Board will now talk about this. The aim of the consultations with the state of Lower Saxony was to explain the general conditions under which Tuifly is currently working. The meeting took place “in a constructive atmosphere”. The aviation industry and tourism cause considerable overcapacity due to the slump in bookings Job cuts planned.

The Verdi union said that there had been some movement in a previously stuck situation: “Mr. Althusmann made it clear that he wanted to protect the Hanover site and called for a perspective.” We are thankful for this effort.

The head of the pilot union union cockpit (VC), Markus Wahl, said it had become clear “that massive government aid and a hopeful economic outlook do not go together with a massive job cuts in the announced amount”. Up to 900 full-time jobs to be cut at Tuifly were being discussed. The Tui Group is already getting a state aid loan./jap/DP/stw

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