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American Airlines plans to cut 19 000 jobs

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The FINANCIAL — American Airlines announced that it would shrink its workforce by 40,000, including 19,000 involuntary cuts, on 1 October, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on air travel. Other airlines such as United, British airways and Lufthansa have warned of similar cuts. American executives said that the furloughs can be avoided if the federal government gives airlines another $25 billion to help them cover labor costs for more months. American Airlines Group Inc. said it would shed 19,000 workers Oct. 1, the first big wave of the tens of thousands of pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and other airline…

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American Airlines plans to cut 19 000 jobs

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL — American Airlines announced that it would shrink its workforce by 40,000, including 19,000 involuntary cuts, on 1 October, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on air travel. Other airlines such as United, British airways and Lufthansa have warned of similar cuts. American executives said that the furloughs can be avoided if the…