March 20, 2020 / 4:34 AM / 2 months ago

Air Canada to lay off more than 5,100 employees amid coronavirus outbreak- CBC News

March 20 (Reuters) - Air Canada is set to lay off more than 5,100 members of its cabin crews because of a decline in flights following the coronavirus outbreak, CBC News reported here late on Thursday.

Air Canada has "no choice" but to cut staff, calling the move "difficult but necessary," CBC reported, citing a letter from the airline's vice president of in-flight service, Renee Smith-Valade.

Reporting by Ann Maria Shibu in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni

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