American Airlines warns of as many as 13,000 layoffs

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Feb 04 2021 07:11 AM

NEW YORK - American Airlines will notify 13,000 workers that they could be laid off due the prolonged industry downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the carrier said Wednesday.

The airline expects to fly at least 45 percent less in the first quarter, American's executives said in a letter to employees, extending the industry slump as expectations for a travel recovery are delayed due to the slow rollout of coronavirus vaccines.

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