Emirates Airlines says no announcement made on mass layoffs

By: News Desk      Published: 11:19 PM, 17 May, 2020
Emirates Airlines says no announcement made on mass layoffs
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Dubai's flagship airline Emirates on Sunday said that it has not made any announcement regarding mass redundancies at the airline.

According to a report published in Khaleej Times, the statement came after Bloomberg News reported that the Emirates Group was planning to cut about 30,000 jobs to reduce costs.

"No announcement has been made regarding mass redundancies at the airline. Any such decision will be communicated in an appropriate fashion," the Dubai Media Office said, citing an Emirates spokesperson.

"Like any responsible business would do, our executive team has directed all departments to conduct a thorough review of costs and resourcing against business projections, even as we prepare for gradual service resumption," it said.

"As our chairman has said, conserving cash, safeguarding our business, and preserving as much of as our skilled workforce as possible, remain our top priorities through this period," the statement added.