US airlines to end year with 90,000 fewer workers

New York (AFP) – Hit with a collapse of demand, US airlines will end the year with the lowest number of workers since at least 1987, 90,000 fewer than when Covid-19 hit, an industry federation said Thursday.Airlines for America said the number of full-time equivalent positions will drop to 370,000 at the end of December from 460,000 in March, a drop of nearly 20 percent. As coronavirus cases explode, approaching the worst days of the pandemic, authorities have stepped up restrictions.The number of passengers carried in the United States in recent weeks has remained 65 percent lower than the sa…

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