British Airways expects the corona crisis to cut a total of around 10,000 jobs, even after agreements with several unions.
In recent times, 7200 people have already left the British airline, director Alex Cruz said Wednesday.
British Airways says it remains in talks with unions and is backtracking on a previously announced plan to lay off staff and re-hire it later.
The airline, like many other airlines, has been badly affected by the corona crisis and currently operates about three-quarters fewer flights than average.
The airline beforehand proclaimed its intention to cut up to 12,000 jobs. The company was strongly criticized for this by the British transport commission.
The latter accused the airline of using the crisis as an excuse to fire employees, even though the government pays employees’ wages through a national leave program.
Lufthansa announced Tuesday that the corona crisis at the German airline is likely to put more jobs at risk than the previously reported 22,000.