Of the 7,000 jobs set to go at British Airways, 3,000 will be made in its support units which include its financial and accounting department. A spokesperson for BA said: ‘Redundancies will be made across the whole of BA.’
At Virgin Atlantic, which has announced 1,200 job cuts – 13% of its workforce – a spokesperson confirmed the losses would be spread across the company, but added the company was looking for voluntary redundancies. Virgin currently has 172 staff in its finance departments.
A spokesperson for First Choice, the tour operator, said: ‘1,100 job losses will be made across the group, with up to 60% of them in the UK. These losses will be made across all divisions, but we will remain in consultation for a month before further details are known.’
BMI, the Midlands-based airline, announced it was planning to chop 600 jobs, but did not have a breakdown of where the axe was to fall. The troubles at Swiss Air were bad news for KPMG – a team helping with the embattled airline’s restructuring has returned to London.
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