ALERT 10,000 British Airways employees facing redundancies amid coronavirus pandemic

British Airways’ chief executive Alex Cruz said today that the airline is still facing the loss of some 10,000 workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Executive Cruz informed about these redundancies before participating in the Parliamentary Transport Committee meeting. British Airways and its owner, International Airlines Group, firstly informed major restructuring of staff in April, after…

JetBlue to add 24 new routes to its network

Jetblue announced its intention to launch 24 new routes towards the end of this year. Many of these routes have never been flown before by the airline. Each of the new routes adds strength to the airline’s focus cities in Florida, Latin America, the Carribean, New York, and California. Each of the markets added in…

ALERT Emirates could cut almost 600 jobs in the UK

Almost 600 UK-based Emirates employees risk losing their jobs after the airline warned its employees of the need to “consider reducing the size of the UK workforce”. The United Arab Emirates flag carrier stated that quarantine, border controls and other travel restrictions had left passenger demand “extremely subdued”, according to an internal memo seen by…

IATA completes Pakistan International Airlines safety audit

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reportedly concluded its operational safety audit of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The audit was conducted by a four-member team and lasted for one week, reported the Press Trust of India (PTI). During the operational safety audit, which is performed every two years, the team consisting of foreign experts…