Southwest Airlines could reduce jobs if passenger demand does not increase

Reuters has announced Southwest Airlines has informed employees that without an increase in passenger demand, it will be forced to take steps to reduce staffing, news source said.

Employees face a Wednesday deadline whether to participate in a voluntary incentive program to leave the airline.

Southwest said furloughs and layoffs remain a very last resort, but the company can´t rule them out as a possibility.

Southwest said the recent rise in COVID cases and increasing regional restrictions on businesses and states requiring quarantine aren´t positive developments for the business, and the company is concerned about the impact on already weak travel demand.”

Southwest Airlines could reduce jobs if passenger demand does not increase

Reuters has announced Southwest Airlines has informed employees that without an increase in passenger demand, it will be forced to take steps to reduce staffing, news source said.

Employees face a Wednesday deadline whether to participate in a voluntary incentive program to leave the airline.

Southwest said furloughs and layoffs remain a very last resort, but the company can´t rule them out as a possibility.

Southwest said the recent rise in COVID cases and increasing regional restrictions on businesses and states requiring quarantine aren´t positive developments for the business, and the company is concerned about the impact on already weak travel demand.”