Dutch airline Martinair Cargo is scrapping 300 jobs and six out of ten aircraft, leaving only four Boeing 747 freighters flying from Amsterdam Schiphol. Parent company Air France-KLM announced the plans on Monday 16 March 2015.
Among the jobs cut are 110 cockpit crew positions. A small numbers of pilots will transfer to Transavia, but possibilities outside Air France-KLM are also being explored.
The transformation into an all Boeing 747 freighter fleet should be complete by June 2016. It means six McDonnell Douglas MD-11 cargo liners will have to make way. The only other full cargo aircraft operated by Air France-KLM, will be two Boeing 777 full freighters from Paris Charles de Gaulle IAP.
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