Beijing time 18, according tomedia reports, people familiar with the matter said that Emirates is planning to lay off 30,000 people, accounting for about 30 percent of its 105,000 employees as of the end of March, to save costs to cope with the impact of the new corona virus outbreak. The company is also considering speeding up the retirement of its A380 fleet.
An Emirates spokesman said the company had not yet made an announcement about “redundancy.” “Any such decision will be made in an appropriate manner,” the spokesman said. As with any responsible business, our executive team has instructed all departments to conduct a thorough review of costs and resources based on business forecasts. “
Emirates has suspended most flights at the end of March and has asked most of its staff to take pay cuts as a result of the outbreak. The company said earlier this month that it planned to increase its debt to help it weather the new coronavirus crisis and may have to take tougher measures as it faces the most difficult month in its history.