Emirates to cut up to 9,000 jobs

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Emirates to cut up to 9,000 jobs
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Middle Eastern airline Emirates is planning to cut up to 9,000 jobs across its business due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to its president Tim Clark.

The carrier had confirmed last month that it would be implementing a staff reduction plan but at the time did not disclose how many employees would be affected. In an interview with the BBC last week, Clark said the company had already cut a tenth of its staff but would "probably have to let go of a few more, probably up to 15%."

Prior to the coronavirus shut-down, Emirates employed 60,000 people.

According to the BBC, at least 1,200 pilots have been given redundancy notices since the start of the crisis, as well as thousands of cabin crew. The cuts are mainly focused on Emirates' Airbus aircraft rather than Boeing because the latter planes are smaller and will be easier to fill while passenger demand remains low.

Source: Business Travel News

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