Dubai-based carrier Emirates has confirmed few layoffs due to the ongoing industry crisis.

As per Dubai Government Media Office’s statement, an Emirates spokesperson said, “During these difficult times, and although we have slowly started our return to the skies by keeping in line with the safety measures.

“The current pandemic has impacted many industries around the world and although we have endeavoured to sustain the current family as is, we reviewed all possible scenarios in order to sustain our business operations, but have come to the conclusion that we, unfortunately, have to say goodbye to a few of the wonderful people that worked with us. We continuously are reassessing the situation and will have to adapt to this transitional period.”

Simultaneously, the airline is looking at ways to safeguard its employees’ interest.

“We do not view this lightly, and the company is doing everything possible to protect jobs wherever we can.

“Where we are forced to make tough decisions we will treat people with fairness and respect.  We will work with impacted employees to ensure they are looked after and taken care of with necessary means.”