American Airlines, 19,000 job cuts
Carrier announced it in the last few hours
"The new American is arriving": the motto of carrier American Airlines is clear, too bad that something else has arrived in the last few hours. As announced yesterday, on Wednesday September 30, 2020 by the US media, the Fort Worth company has put 19,000 employees on unpaid leave, a provision that will come into force today (read also the article published by AVIONEWS). The date of October 1st in fact was expected with some trepidation by all the stars and stripes airlines, given that 24 hours before the deadline for Washington's federal aid to the air transport sector would have expired and so it was.
In fact, American Airlines has also tried to reassure the staff with a very important clarification; the mass leave should be withdrawn in the coming weeks in the event that the Congress finds the decisive agreement for the extension of the aid (see AVIONEWS). The expansion of financial support from Washington is set to last six months to try to counter the crisis triggered by the coronavirus as effectively as possible. It is no coincidence that Doug Parker, CEO of the carrier, met with Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House, and with Steve Mnuchin, secretary of the treasury, to agree on the best strategy to be implemented for the most imminent future.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency