In the French arm of Air France-KLM, US plans to cut more than 500 jobs as the airline Indonesia is in a coronavirus crisis.
Air France, Europe’s second-largest airline, will cut 6,560 workers, including regional French carrier Hop! 1,020 lose jobs, On Friday, the company said.
The company said in a statement: “Recovery seems to be slowing down due to the uncertainty surrounding the Kovid-19.”
The cut will be held within the next three years.
The team cited the lifting of travel bans and changes in customer demand as a cause for concern in the future.
- EasyJet plans to close bases and lay off staff
- German airline Lufthansa plans to cut 22,000 jobs
At the height of the epidemic, earnings have dropped by 95% and Air France is losing 15 15 million (13 13.5 million) per day.
Air France does not expect activity to return to pre-epidemic levels before 2024.
The group’s flagship airline expects to cut more than 10,000,000 of its current 41,000 employees by 2022.
“Natural departures” such as retirees and workers who leave their own contracts are expected to receive about half of the reductions at Air France.
Its sister airline hop! 1,020 jobs will be cut in the next three years. It currently employs more than 2,000 people.
The agency said: “Air France and Hop! Are working together with the unions to implement a plan that prioritizes voluntary exits, early retirement arrangements and professional and geographical mobility.”
Air France further said that a larger “restructuring plan” for the Air France-KLM group would be presented at the end of July on Thursday.
Union members and workers staged protests on Friday at several sites across France, including outside the agency’s office near Raসিl-Charles de Gaulle airport.
The French government has pledged billions of euros to support Air France-KLM and the larger aviation industry as demand for crashes has crashed as a result of coronavirus-related lockdown measures.
Air France’s aircraft were the carriers of canceling several domestic flights to reduce carbon emissions.
Other airlines have been forced to take similar action in anticipation of long, slow-moving demand levels in the past.
EasyJet had previously said it could reduce staff numbers to a third due to the coronavirus epidemic.
In June, Lufthansa said it planned to cut 22,000 jobs, and British Airways said in April that it could cut 12,000 jobs from its 42,000-strong workforce.