American Airlines warns of as many as 13,000 layoffs

New York (AFP) – 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. The letter, from the carrier’s Chief Executive Doug Parker and President Robert Isom, said American no longer expects to be at full capacity this summer. “The…

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