Spanair's recently announced "feasibility plan," which calls for the grounding of 15 aircraft this fall, a reduction in bases from seven to two and a 24% capacity reduction (ATWOnline, July 17), will require redundancies equal to up to 954 fulltime positions, the carrier announced last week. The plan is aimed at improving the 2009 financial result by €90 million ($135 million). The moves are designed "to ensure the continuity of the company and secure around 3,000 job positions." The ...

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