Pilots union Balpa has vowed to "fight for every BA CityFlyer job" after being formally notified nearly a third of the carrier’s pilots could be made redundant.
Balpa said it was told about the proposed job cuts on Tuesday afternoon (12 May), just hours after the government extended its job retention, or furlough, scheme.
CityFlyer operates British Airways branded flights from its London City and Edinburgh airport bases, and flies to several other UK airports.
According to Balpa, CityFlyer has identified 72 potential pilot redundancies out of a total of 248, with the axe mainly falling at Edinburgh airport.
The union added it had concerns over the entire CityFlyer operation after BA last month announced it was looking to cut up to 12,000 jobs across its entire business.