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Philippine Airlines blames coronavirus for 300 job cuts

Spreading virus prompts Manila’s largest airline to undertake restructuring

The spread of the new coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the global travel industry.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Philippine Airlines said Friday that it was letting go 300 staff in a “business restructuring” that comes amid mounting losses brought on by the new coronavirus rocking the global travel industry.

The company said ground-based administrative and management staff were laid off under a voluntary separation initiative.

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