Nice Côte d'Azur airport, which should keep a terminal closed for much of 2021, has signed a long-term partial activity agreement over three years, we learned from the platform on Monday. airport, the second in France after Paris.
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Terminal 1 will most likely not reopen before the summer and perhaps the reopening will only be temporary, to respond to the summer peak
," an airport spokesperson told AFP.
In 2020, traffic in Nice is expected to cap around 4.5 million passengers, three times less than in 2019 (14.8 million) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Wage reduction of approximately 18%
The management of the airport, which in particular connected China directly before the crisis, believes, however, that once the health crisis has passed, “
companies will be more easily inclined to reposition planes on the Côte d'Azur due to the 'attractiveness of the territory
' and therefore, "
the will of the company is not to lay off workers but to preserve the cash flow and expertise for when the recovery is there
", according to the same source.
The long-term partial activity agreement (APLD), planned for a maximum period of 3 years, provides that employees work on average at 60%, with a reduction in salary of around 18%, and the possibility of returning to 100% in case of activity.
The Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur (ACA) company, a private group which manages Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez, employs nearly 600 direct employees.
This is ten times less than the Aéroports de Paris group (ADP) which manages Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget and which announced last week the elimination of 11% of its workforce without a forced departure.
In Nice, at the height of the season, 8,000 people work at the airport with subcontractors and extras.
The concern is strong among the latter, who are not concerned by the social agreement concluded by the management of the airport with its social partners.