Low-cost carrier AirAsia will lay off 111 flight attendants, 172 pilots, and 50 engineers as part of its restructuring plans, CEO Riad Asmat announced yesterday.
Affected employees will be notified within 24 hours via email, Riad reportedly said. He did not elaborate on the details of the compensation the airline would provide to retrenched staff.
The restructuring plan comes as AirAsia suffers losses due to the collapse of the aviation industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Riad said that it was a necessary step for the airline to ensure it could continue to operate.
Employees from other business divisions, including long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X, may also be laid off, Riad said. However, he did not reveal the exact number of staff…