EasyJet have announced they are to cut 30% of jobs as the low-cost airline plans to reduce their workforce and fleet due to the pandemic.
EasyJet employs around 15,000 workers which means around 4,500 are at risk.
Chief executive Johan Lundgren said “We realise that these are very difficult times and we are having to consider very difficult decisions which will impact our people, but we want to protect as many jobs as we can for the long term.
“We remain focused on doing what is right for the company and its long-term health and success, following the swift action we have taken over the last three months to meet the challenges of the virus.
“Although we will restart flying on 15 June, we expect demand to build slowly, only returning to 2019 levels in about three years’ time.
“Against this backdrop, we are planning to reduce the size of our fleet and to optimise the network and our bases.”