Air France Laying Off Around 2,500 People: Report

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news and stories relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is based in Maryland.
July 31, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Air France-KLM, a French-Dutch airline company, will lay off at least 2,500 people to reduce costs, according to a French news outlet.

France24 cites Didier Fauverte, an Air France trade union leader, who said management told them that between 2,500 and 2,600 jobs will be cut. 

The company lost $215 million in the second quarter, it said last week, after losing about a $1 billion last year.

The new round of layoffs, which an Air France spokesman refused to confirm, are expected to happen in early 2014.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news and stories relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is based in Maryland.