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Japan Air to Cut 1,400 Administrative Jobs in Cost-Cutting Plan

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Japan Airlines Corp., Asia’s largest airline by sales, will fire 1,400 administrative staff as it struggles to meet its cost reduction plans. The cuts will reduce the airline’s administrative staff from about 5,800, according to Kojiro Waki, a JAL spokesman. Japan Air will form a new department called the “Customer Experience Division” to improve service […]

Qantas axes 123 jobs in Bangkok following cabin crew base closure

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123 Thai nationals have been left unemployed following Qantas’ decision to close its cabin crew base in Bangkok. The airline, which blamed the closure on a slump in international travel demand, said the base was no longer viable. The Australian carrier had previously embarked on a large recruitment drive for offshore cabin crew in a […]

Kingfisher fires 90 cabin crew in two months

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Late last year, a public furore created by Jet Airway’s decision to lay off 1,900 employees in one go forced the airline to reinstate them in less than a week. Its rival Kingfisher Airlines seems to have learnt a lesson from the whole episode. So, now when Vijay Mallya’s airline is sacking people, it is […]

2-Aer Lingus staff face job cuts and pay cuts

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Aer Lingus (AERL.I) will cut wages and probably jobs to ensure the loss-making Irish airline survives, its chairman said on Friday. The former state carrier is burning through its cash reserves fast and generating spiralling losses through a vicious combination of declining sales and high labour costs, a legacy of its history as a state-owned […]

Singapore Airlines Remains Atop the List in a Tough Year

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It’s been one of the toughest years yet for Singapore Airlines. The company reported a net loss of 307.1 million Singapore dollars (US$212.5 million) for the quarter ended June 30, compared with a net profit of S$358.6 million a year earlier — the airline’s first quarterly loss in six years. Singapore Airlines carried 19% fewer […]

British Airways Celebrates 90 Years Leading The Travel Industry

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British Airways celebrates 90 years of leading the travel industry, since Transport & Travel Ltd (a precursor to British Airways) launched the world’s first commercial flight which departed from London to Paris on August 25 1919. Since then, the airline has carried more than 1.2 billion customers on its extensive route network, and become recognised […]

Qantas closes Bangkok cabin crew base

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Qantas Airways Ltd has shut its cabin crew base in Bangkok, leading to about 123 Thai nationals losing their jobs, according to media reports. The airline has decided to close the Thailand base because of falling demand for international travel. With Bangkok now closed – Auckland, London and Tokyo are the three remaining off shore […]

Qantas axes 123 cabin crew jobs

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Qantas has closed its cabin crew base in Bangkok – one of three overseas – leading to a loss of about 123 jobs because of a big slump in demand for international travel. The airline previously embarked on a large recruitment drive for overseas cabin crew in a bid to cut labour costs and dilute […]

Chief Purser Clocks 30,000 Hours in Air

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A chief purser for Korean Air has flown more than 30,000 hours on airplanes, a record for a South Korean national, according to the airline. Park Gilyeong’s time in the air is roughly equivalent to three years and five months. The 56-year-old, whose position involves duties such as managing the cabin and flight paperwork, said […]

AI begins to get restive unions off warpath

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In a meeting that went on for about 10-hours on Tuesday, Air India (AI) chairman Arvind Jadhav has finally managed to break the deadlock. Among 14 employees unions, the All India Cabin Crew Association (AICCA) has accepted the management’s move to cut performance-linked incentives (PLIs) by 50 pe rcent. AICCA has about 3,500 members. Though […]

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