British Airways to cut up to 12,000 jobs including cabin crew as coronavirus crisis hits

British Airways could make 12,000 members of staff redundant, according to parent company IAG. This could affect members of staff including ground staff, cabin crew and pilots.


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A statement said: “In light of the impact of COVID-19 on current operations and the expectation that the recovery of passenger demand to 2019 levels will take several years, British Airways is formally notifying its trade unions about a proposed restructuring and redundancy programme.

“The proposals remain subject to consultation but it is likely that they will affect most of British Airways’ employees and may result in the redundancy of up to 12,000 of them.”

The decision appears to come as the coronavirus crisis has impacted many travel providers.

“As previously announced, British Airways has availed itself of the UK’s Covid-19 job retention scheme and furloughed 22,626 employees in April.” has contacted British Airways asking for comment.

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