Emirates airline had announced last week plans to let go some of the employees to preserve cash due to the consequences of the COVID-19.

Dubai’s flagship airline stated: “We have been doing everything possible to retain the talented people that make up our workforce for as long as we can. However, given the significant impact that the pandemic has had on our business, we simply cannot sustain excess resources and have to right size our workforce in line with our reduced operations.”

According to International Air Transport Association, at risk are more than 25 million aviation jobs globally as demand for air travel plunged amid the crisis.

The Emirates spokesperson added: “After reviewing all scenarios and options, we deeply regret that we have to let some of our people go. This was a very difficult decision and not one that we took lightly.

“The company is doing everything possible to protect the workforce wherever we can. Where we are forced to take tough decisions, we will treat people with fairness and respect. We will work with impacted employees to provide them with all possible support.”

Source: Gulf news.