Of 315 Airport Associates employees who were laid off in the wake of WOW’s bankruptcy next week, 205 will be offered new contracts, RÚV reports. The positions range between 50% employment and full-time.
Airport Associates provides terminal service at Keflavík Airport. The company laid off 315 members of its staff of 400 last week following WOW air’s announcement the airline was ceasing operations. Though Airport Associates provides support service to around 20 airlines at Keflavík, WOW air flights accounted for around 50% of its workload.
For some of the company’s employees, the layoff is their second in less than six months. Airport Associates laid off 237 workers at the end of November, reinstating 156 of their jobs in late January. The layoffs were also in response to WOW air’s financial difficulties, as the airline itself let go 100 employees in December as part of a significant downsizing of operations.