Air France to slash 6,500 jobs by 2022, according to sources

Air France to slash 6,500 jobs by 2022

PARIS (FRANCE) – Air France aims to present a plan to trade unions to slash over 6,500 jobs over the next two years, said three sources on Tuesday. This comes as the airline grapples with the coronavirus crisis.

The French flagship airline is cutting capacity and exiting loss-making domestic routes as the pandemic hits international travel.

On top of the 6.500 staff cuts – roughly representing just under 15% of employees such as pilots, ground staff and flight attendants – an additional 1,000 layoffs would be made at Air France’s “HOP!” airline.

BFM TV and Agence France Presse earlier reported 7,500 looming job losses.

Air France declined to comment on its labour plans. It is expected to hold talks with unions on Friday.

Some 3,500 of the job cuts would come from natural attrition – such as retirements and not replacing leavers, two of the sources said.

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