Air Canada to lay off half its workforce as virus bites

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2020/05/18 | 297 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | AIR TRANSPORT
Air Canada to lay off half its workforce as virus bites © Air Canada

Air Canada announced Friday that it will lay off at least half of its staff due to the collapse of its business during the coronavirus pandemic. The airline decided to slash its workforce after reducing flights by 95 percent due to border closures and lockdown measures, it said in a statement emailed to employees and seen by AFP. The company, which employs about 38,000 people, says it does not expect a return to normal for a long time. "Today we took the very painful decision to reduce our o...(…)

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