Frankfurt Due to the continuing corona doldrums, Frankfurt Airport wants to take advantage of the possibility of short-time working until the summer after next. “In terms of passenger numbers, we simply put no employment for half of the workforce for at least a year and a half,” said airport manager Stefan Schulte of the “Wirtschaftswoche”. For this reason, the industry is demanding that short-time work be extended from March to next March at least until summer 2022.
The airport operator Fraport had in the meantime sent around 18,000 of the 22,000 employees on short-time work, sometimes only in part. The Federal Employment Agency then pays the reduced wages and social contributions for short-time working.