In a letter addressed to employees, the US flag carrier American said that it needs to terminate about 30% of its staff as it transitions into a smaller airline due to the pandemic.
The company said the decisions would be communicated in July, and those staff members will remain on the payroll until September 30.
“A more efficient leadership team begins at the top, and we are restructuring all levels around key future leaders and functions, beginning with our officer team,” the letter to the employees said.
“We will announce a reorganised officer team soon, and those leaders will be restructuring at the next levels shortly thereafter,” it added.
Delta airlines also announced similar plans and said “smaller Delta, unfortunately, means fewer people will be required,” according to CNN.
Delta is offering employees two different voluntary exit programs, including a retirement package for employees who have worked at Delta for more than 25 years.