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Emirates Airlines hints to lay off 9,000 more employees


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

11th Jul, 2020. 08:10 pm
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Emirates Airlines hints to lay off 9,000 more employees

Emirates Airlines has hinted to lay off 9,000 employees amidst coronavirus pandemic. The airline has already laid off 10% of its total workforce.

According to the details, the dismissal of 9,000 more employees means that the airline will lay off 15% of its employees.

Emirates Airlines has a total of 270 aircraft and suspended its operations in March due to the suspension of global flight operations.

Emirates Airlines has recently launched limited flight operations to 58 of the 157 cities.

Tim Clark, the airline’s president said that earlier, it took the company four years to become operational on a limited scale.

Before the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus, the Emirates company had employed about 60,000 staff, including 4,300 pilots and 22,000 other staff.

Mr Clark told the BBC that the airline had already sent a tenth of its staff on leave and would now have to lay off more people, which could be as high as 15 per cent.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says pandemic have cost airlines $84 billion a year, the biggest threat in the industry’s history.

The Dubai-based airline reported a 21% increase in annual profits in March.

Following the lifting of the ban in the UAE on June 5, Emirates and Etihad Airlines have announced the resumption of their flights and both airlines have resumed flights to Pakistan.

Emirates Airlines, one of the world’s largest airlines, had said it would operate transit flights to 29 destinations in Asia, Europe and North America from June 15.