Emirates is to lose dozens of employees as the Persian Gulf carrier continues a push to streamline after years of rapid growth, according to sources.
The world’s biggest long-haul airline is allegedly scaling back senior cabin crew as well as the support department workforce including administration and IT.
The cuts at Emirates, which froze hiring last summer and hasn’t taken on new crew in months, began in the last few weeks and affect middle and upper-level managers.
Dubai-based Emirates said there is no company-wide programme to reduce headcount and that “there is no change in staff turnover rates in the past weeks”.
The carrier continues to hire for “critical roles,” a spokeswoman said in an emailed response to questions, noting that “recruitment has slowed down as we streamline our operations, introduce new technologies, and find ways to better deploy existing resources internally”.