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Philippine Airlines begins major job-cutting program

Flag carrier aims to slash a third of its workforce due to pandemic blow

Philippine Airlines, like its peers around the world, has taken a severe blow from the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

MANILA -- Philippine Airlines on Thursday kicked off a major job-cutting program that could slash its workforce by more than a third, employees briefed on the matter told Nikkei Asia.

The drastic move reflects the deepening impact of the coronavirus pandemic and related travel restrictions on airlines across Asia.

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