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Flydubai prepares for job cut and fleet shrink announcement

Posted 7 June 2020 · Add Comment

Flydubai – the budget carrier that works alongside Emirates – is set to announce job cuts this week.

Sources in the airline understand that 17 of the carrier’s 737 fleet are to be released meaning a likelihood of contract cancellations for more than 200 pilots. With cabin crew included it could mean close to 800 people going.
Flydubai will retain 37 aircraft in its post-pandemic fleet.
The news came as Flydubai  launched repatriation flights to selected destinations including multiple cities of India and Pakistan with an immediate effect.
The Dubai-based hybrid-carrier said on Friday that it was starting special repatriation flights to multiple cities in 11 countries to repatriate UAE residents and stranded passengers in the UAE.

 

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