Philippine Airlines is projecting to slash 35 percent of its workforce this October.
This also affects employees of Philippines Airlines Express, a subsidiary of Philippine Airlines.
With the end of the pandemic still nowhere in sight, the Philippine flag carrier isn’t expecting travel demands to recover anytime soon.
Slash 35 Percent Of Its Workforce
In the first 6 months of 2020, the airline suffered a P20- billion ($411.9 -million) loss.
Last March, it reduced its workforce, laying off 300 employees.
These workers ranged from ground staff to executives.
The next round of employee layoffs could affect 2,000 workers.
The flag carrier plans on processing early voluntary separations.
PAL also awaits government’s aid for the crisis.
During the COVID surge, PAL deployed flights serving stranded Filipinos abroad.
It also provided cargo services for essential goods such as food, medicines and safety gears.
It currently provides limited flights to San Francisco, New York, London , Los Angeles, Hong Kong and several domestic cities.
It always saddens us to hear yet another airline struggling and another batch of cabin crew about to lose their jobs.
We hope that all of this would end soon, so things can return to how they used to be – if that is still possible.
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