Spanair said it received approval from national labor authorities to move ahead with a restructuring plan that includes the layoff of 517 permanent employees and conversion of an additional 185 fulltime jobs into part-time positions (ATWOnline, Aug. 12). The "viability plan" is worth an estimated €90 million, the carrier said yesterday, adding that it "expects to break even or generate a small profit" by 2010. It currently operates 59 routes to 21 domestic and six international ...

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