Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has infuriated unions at KLM UK subsidiary Buzz by threatening to close the airline after it takes control of it at the end of the month. Last week Ryanair said that it would shed 400 of Buzz's 600 employees unless staff agree to new working conditions. It has already decided to ground the airline during April. Ground staff union GMB says it considering legal action. Ryanair has also disclosed its plans for reducing Buzz's fleet, with four of the latter's six BAe 146s to be returned to KLM.

Source: Flight International