Gulf carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways are extending the period of reduced pay for their staff until September as they try to preserve cash during the global pandemic.
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08 June 2020, 12:00 AM
30 June 2020, 12:00 AM
Gulf carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways confirmed that they have extended the period of reduced pay for its staff for another three months as airlines around the world struggle to preserve cash due to the grounding of fleets.
Dubai’s Emirates told employees on Sunday it would extend a three month wage cut due to end this month until September 30, according to an internal email seen by Reuters.
Emirates had previously reduced basic wages by 25 to 50 per cent for three months from April, with junior employees exempted.
State airlines Emirates and Etihad have operated limited, mostly outbound services from the United Arab Emirates since grounding passenger flights in March.
On Thursday, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways confirmed that it also extended salary cut of its employees till September 2020.
Etihad last week laid off some cabin crew and its not planning any further crew redundancies, according to emails seen by Reuters.
They are due to restart some connecting flights this month after the UAE last week lifted a suspension on services where passengers stop off in the country to change planes, or for refuelling.