Hundreds of Emirates staff in the UK have reportedly been warned they could face redundancy.
According to The Telegraph, almost 600 UK-based roles could be affected owing to the Covid downturn.
An internal memo, seen by the paper, warns staff there is a need for the carrier to “consider reducing the size of its UK workforce”.
Reasons cited by Emirates include quarantine, border controls and travel restrictions, which it says have dampened flight demand.
An Emirates spokesperson declined to comment to The Telegraph on the scale of the jobs at risk.
However, they added: “Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on our business. While we have restarted operations wherever it is safe and commercially viable, our operations footprint today is significantly smaller than before and it will take time for us to recover to pre-pandemic levels.
“Regretfully this means that we’ve had to resize our workforce in line with our reduced operational requirements, resulting in redundancies across all markets, including in the UK.”