Beijing time 24, according tomedia reports, affected by the outbreak, the global airline about 400,000 employees have been laid off, suspended on pay or told may lose their jobs. Airlines around the world have slashed flights as demand for air travel plummets and border restrictions have collapsed as a result of the outbreak. British Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates and Qantas have announced plans for thousands of job cuts and unpaid leave.
The U.S. government has provided $50 billion in aid to the airline industry on the condition that it does not force layoffs by the end of September. But when that deadline expires, without more government aid, the U.S. airline industry will have to make large-scale job cuts.
Delta, United and American Airlines have recently warned that the jobs of about 35,000 employees are at risk. The three companies are expected to lose 100,000 people by the end of the year.
The International Air Transport Association estimates that job losses in related industries, including aircraft manufacturers, engine manufacturers, airports and travel agencies, could amount to 25 million.