Emirates continues to make changes to its workforce in order to cut down the costs due to the economic difficulty caused by coronavirus.
Dubai-based Emirates Airline plans to lays off thousands of employees in the third phase of job cuts, joining its global peers in becoming leaner to cope with the pandemic that has devastated air travel demand.
According to the reports of Baaghi TV, Dubai’s state airline is all set to fire 9,000 employees after the COVID-19 pandemic caused passenger demand to plummet. Emirates first laid off newly hired flight attendants and pilots at the end of May in a first wave of redundancies. However, on Jun 10, the airline took job cuts to a next level, including laying off many employees who had been at the company for a long time.
Emirates has reduced wages and grounded most of its passenger fleet to preserve cash during the crisis that has resulted in massive losses for the global aviation industry.
Earlier, Gulf carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways are extended the period of salary deduction for their staff until September as they try to preserve cash during the global coronavirus pandemic.
Global airlines will suffer a record net loss of $84.3 billion this year, more than double the $31 bn in loss incurred during the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA).
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