Amer­i­can air­lines warn of Oc­to­ber fur­loughs

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Amer­i­can Air­lines Group Inc. ex­pects to have be­tween 10 and 20 per­cent more work­ers than needed in July 2021, CEO Doug Parker told em­ploy­ees at a town hall this week, and said that avoid­ing fur­loughs will be dif­fi­cult.

Weath­er­ing a sharp hit to busi­ness due to the coro­n­avirus pan­demic, Amer­i­can and other US air­lines have warned of fur­loughs in Oc­to­ber, which is when gov­ern­ment pay­roll aid for air­lines ex­pires, but said they were hop­ing to avoid them.

“It’s go­ing to be even harder than I thought,” Parker said at an em­ployee town hall on Wed­nes­day, adding that “rev­enue is not com­ing back as fast as we’d like.”

As of the end of last year, Amer­i­can had 133,700 em­ploy­ees, more than any other US air­line. Reuters

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