Viking Cruises UK key account manager Andrew Schweitzer has been made redundant due to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

His last day with the company was on Friday after nine years in various roles.

Schweitzer tweeted: “Thanks to the impact that coronavirus has had on the travel industry, my role has been made redundant.

“So, alongside so many of my cruise and travel industry colleagues and friends, I potentially find my career in travel at a premature end.

“The past months have been uneasy to say the least, but I have to stay positive and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for me next.”

He added: “I’ve been so fortunate during my tome at Viking. I’ve been given the opportunity to visit some of the most amazing places and meet some of the best people who I know I will have lifelong friendships with and I’ll always be grateful for that.

“So here’s to the next chapter..whatever that may be!”

Viking extended the temporary suspension of sailings in July through to September 30.

It was the first cruise line to temporarily suspend operations of its river and ocean cruises in March.

Travel Weekly has approached Viking Cruises for comment.