A Skymark Airlines 737-800 aircraft (Photo:, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Japanese LCC Skymark Chooses 4-Day Workweek Instead of Furloughs

Owing to decreased travel demand due to COVID-19, Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Skymark Airlines has introduced a four-day workweek for its office employees beginning next spring. Unlike its counterparts around the world, which have furloughed or cut staff, the Tokyo-based airline is choosing to keep its workers employed and is avoiding furloughs by reducing work hours for its office workers. Skymark is the first among Japanese airlines to decide on such a measure for employees at its headquarters or branch…