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    EasyJet to cut 4,500 jobs

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    British airline EasyJet will cut 4,500 jobs, it announced on Thursday.

    The job cuts will affect nearly a third of its workforce and are a measure to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

    EasyJet intends to preserve its finances and adapt to lower air traffic over a long period.

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    The company thus joins airlines such as British Airways, Ryanair and Virgin Atlantic, which have all announced job cuts recently.

    The new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is impacting the entire airline industry. Brussels Airlines and its parent company Lufthansa are also restructuring and seeking state assistance.

    In April, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicted a loss of US $314 billion for 2020 for the airline industry.

    Jason Spinks
    The Brussels Times