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Irish airline Aer Lingus to cut 500 jobs

An Aer Lingus passenger aircraft arrives over the top of residential houses to land at Heathrow Airport in west London

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish airline Aer Lingus, part of Anglo-Spanish group IAG, plans to cut up to 500 jobs as a result of groundings related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline announced on Friday.

“Aer Lingus has informed the (employment) Minister that headcount reductions of up to 500 employees across the business are anticipated,” it said in a statement.

Of the other airlines owned by IAG, British Airways has said it needs to axe 12,000 jobs, while Austrian-based Level Europe has said it plans to file for insolvency.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries, editing by Louise Heavens)

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