UAE's Emirates airline lays off employees

Reuters has reported Emirates, the Dubai-based air carrier has confirmed it has laid off workers, following a thorough review of costs and resources, the company said.

The airline did not disclose how many employees were affected by this latest decision.

This decision was made in order to save cashflow as the flights mostly remain grounded due to the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Citing sources, Reuters reported that Emirates laid off trainee pilots and cabin crew as part of its restructuring.

The airline had earlier said that all departments were instructed to conduct a thorough review of costs and resourcing against business projections, even as it prepares for gradual service resumption.