Emirates airlines has announced job cuts amid coronavirus impact on the aviation industry.
The airlines is also projecting normality by 2023/2024.
The job cuts were announced in a statement issued by the Dubai Government, citing a representative of Emirates Airlines.
According to the statement, the “pandemic has impacted many industries around the world.”
While the airline tried to sustain its current employee number, after a review of “all possible” scenarios, in order to survive as a business, the airline has chosen to “say goodbye to a few” people that worked at Emirates.
“We continuously are reassessing the situation and will have to adapt to this transitional period. We do not view this lightly, and the company is doing everything possible to protect jobs wherever we can.”
Emirates has not revealed how many people will be made redundant.
Earlier reports indicated that the Dubai-based carrier was looking at cutting 30,000 jobs out of its total 105,000 headcount, including the retirement of 46 Airbus A380 jets.
Currently, Emirates operates 115 double-deckers.