By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
Air New Zealand has laid out the details of its plan to cut close to 1,000 cabin crew jobs from its international fleet. These details have already been released to the staff last Thursday which outlines the roles that will be affected by this downsizing brought by the CoviD-19 pandemic which has caused the sharp drop in passenger air travel demand.
Greatly affected will be the cabin crew of the airline's mid to long haul flights, particularly those on the Boeing 777 fleet. From a present mid to long haul crew of 1,533; only 583 will be retained, a report from NewsHub said.
Below is a breakdown of the Air New Zealand job cuts:
Many of the affected cabin crew are assigned to the 777 fleet as Air New Zealand expects its Boeing 777 fleet to remain grounded until April 2021. The airline is also looking to reduce the staff on the 787 fleet.
In a live video address to the crew, the airline said, "Based on our forecasted schedule over the next 12 months which includes significantly reduced international travel, we are proposing a reduction of 950 wide-body cabin crew roles."