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American Airlines says to start furloughing 19,000 workers 1 October 2020 - 03:21

American Airlines will begin furloughing 19,000 workers from Thursday, the company announced, as US officials have failed to reach a deal on fresh aid to the pandemic-hit air travel sector."Our elected officials have not been able to reach agreement on a Covid-19 relief package...As a result, tomorrow, we will begin the difficult process of furloughing 19,000 of our hardworking and dedicated colleagues," CEO Doug Parker said in a letter Wednesday.

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