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An Emirates 777-300ER lines up on the runway for a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Emirates Lays Off 600 Pilots, 6,500 Cabin Crew in Second Wave of Job Cuts

Emirates has continued to make changes to its workforce in order to reduce costs in response to economic difficulty caused by coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, the government-owned airline took the decision to lay off hundreds of employees in the second phase of job cuts. Even though the airline has not given details with regard to how many people were let go, according to sources with knowledge of the matter, 400 Airbus A380 and 200 Boeing 777 pilots, as well as…

Emirates Announces A380 First Officer and Cabin Crew Layoffs

Not long after reports alleging that Emirates considered massive layoffs, the world's biggest long-haul airline announced that they had to begin axing up jobs due to pandemic-related financial impacts. The company was said to be considering a plan to cut around 30,000 jobs — reducing the number of employees by…

British Airways Announces Potential 30 Percent Workforce Cut

British Airways has announced that it might cut up to 12,000 jobs from its 45,000 employee workforce, as the global coronavirus pandemic is having unprecedented consequences for airlines as the skies are emptied out for a prolonged period of time. The airline had previously agreed to furlough 22,000 jobs, taking…