Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, Emirates announces layoffs of 9,000
According to UAE’s Gulf News, local time 7 On the 11th, Emirates Airlines President Tim Clark told the outside world that the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic will reduce the proportion of Emirates' layoffs to 15%. It is estimated that about 9,000 jobs will be affected. He also said that in terms of operations, Emirates will return to the level before the outbreak in the summer of 2022, which is the level at the end of 2019.
As the largest airline in the Middle East, Emirates Airlines is headquartered in Dubai. As of the end of March 2020, the company had approximately 60,000 employees, including more than 4,300 pilots and nearly 22,000 flight attendants.
On May 31, Emirates Airlines announced its first layoff plan. On June 7, the company announced that it would extend the temporary salary reduction period for employees beginning in April to September this year. On July 9, the airline announced the implementation of a new round of layoffs, but did not disclose the specific number of layoffs.
Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the UAE has grounded all passenger flights since March 25. Since May, Emirates Airlines has gradually re-routed a few flights with European and American countries. As more countries relax travel restrictions, the company has recently made efforts to expand the range of go-arounds.
So far, Emirates has expanded its flight destinations to more than 50 cities around the world. (Reporter Sun Jian)