Emirates is a Dubai-based airline.
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DUBAI – Emirates airline made a fresh round of job cuts that affected more pilots and cabin crew this week amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday (July 9), an Emirates spokesperson confirmed that the Dubai-based airline was still trimming its workforce.
The spokesperson how many people were affected by the recent job cuts, two months after the airline started laying off staff in an effort to keep the business afloat during the coronavirus crisis.
“While we have slowly restarted operations wherever it is safe and commercially viable, our footprint today is significantly smaller than before and it will take a while for us to recover to pre-pandemic levels,” the spokesperson said, explaining why the airline needed to “right-size our workforce”.
In June, the airline reportedly laid off some 700 employees out of a workforce of more than 60,000. Bloomberg reported that the airline plans to cut up to 30,000 jobs or 30 percent of its workforce.
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