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Etihad feels the pain with more job losses says Reuters

Posted 19 May 2020 · Add Comment

Reuters has reported that Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has laid off hundreds of employees this month,, after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to ground flights, according to industry and company sources.

 

According to the news agency two sources said hundreds of staff had been laid off this month with employees being let go on an almost daily basis. More job cuts were expected, they said.

An Etihad spokeswoman told Reuters there had been redundancies across several areas of the airline.

"It is clear the demand for travel in the near future will be significantly reduced and as a result we must make difficult decisions to ensure Etihad will weather this storm," she said.

Etihad, which has lost $5.6 billion since 2016, has slashed wages as global travel has come to a near standstill, Reuters said.

 

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