Easyjet is cutting 4,500 jobs — that's 30% of its workforce. But it's far from the only airline suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic. The entire industry has been brought to its knees.
The aerospace giant is facing "the gravest crisis this industry has ever experienced," said Airbus' chief executive. The French government criticized the announcement, saying the figure was "excessive."
During the pandemic and the resulting crisis in aviation, most pilots have been grounded. But as the business picks up again, certified cockpit staff might be scarce, as Andreas Spaeth reports.
Around 150 pilots of Pakistan's PIA airline will be grounded over doubts of cheating on their exams, the company has said. The government broke the news after investigating a deadly crash in Karachi.
Tens of thousands of jobs could be cut at German airline Lufthansa. Executives said Thursday personnel costs had to be reduced drastically to ensure a better restart following the coronavirus crisis.
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