170 staff are being furloughed with 70% pay as the airline faces difficulties in the pandemic.
Other staff members are being asked for a paycut to 80% of their pay. Aurigny says the measures are being taken place to support the airline as it maintains a minimal lifeline service during this trying time.
The changes to staff pay will save the airline £450,000 a month.
The CEO, Mark Darby, has released the following statement:
“It is with regret that we are taking this decision as we know some of our staff will suffer hardship as a result. However, we have to be accountable to our shareholder and support the States of Guernsey and taxpayers in saving costs at this unprecedented time. The reduction in salary is applicable to ALL staff including myself and the management team. We are all in this together.”
“Having a skilled workforce who are current with all the necessary training is fundamental in keeping the operation going and indeed to recommencing flying more normally once the current restrictions on travel are eased. Our staff remain committed to running the islands community airline and cannot wait to get back doing what they do best.”
In conclusion Mr Darby said: “I am personally incredibly proud of all our staff and how they have coped at this time. Some of our departments like customer services have been busier than ever and it is testament to the quality of our workforce that individuals from other parts of the business have helped. In addition, we set up Aurigny Aid which has seen many members of staff helping out in the community with both businesses and individuals.”