BA to lose 12,000 jobs after coronavirus hits air travel

British Airways is looking to make 12,000 workers redundant as the coronavirus pandemic has collapsed air travel.

The airline employs 42,000 people around the world.

It’s thought the industry could take years to return to passenger levels seen in 2019.

Its parent company IAG said BA will consult on a “restructuring and redundancy programme”

The company added: “The proposals remain subject to consultation but it is likely that they will affect most of British Airways’ employees and may result in the redundancy of up to 12,000 of them.”


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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