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Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

AirAsia could lay off hundreds more staff

Budget carrier AirAsia is reportedly planning to lay off hundreds more workers.

Astro Awani reports an undetermined number of employees will lose their jobs, although it is thought to be in the 'hundreds.'

"This is a tough decision to make after the hardship that we went through for months. Several hundred workers will be dismissed, no exact figures for now," AirAsia CEO Riad Asmat reportedly said in an internal communication.

"I would like to apologise to all workers affected. You have to be strong and we will continue supporting you in various ways."

According to the communication the airline will continue offering healthcare benefits and flight coupons until the end of this year.

Riad said staff spared the latest round of redundancies will not have any pay cut.

It would be done on a 'last in, first out' basis, and the downsizing would be completed by the end of October.


Written by Ray Montgomery, Asia Pacific editor 

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