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BA warns of serious cost problems when furlough ends

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 29th August, 2021 06:05:43 PM
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BA warns of serious cost problems when furlough ends

 

British Airways has warned it is facing a "serious" problem over wage costs which will "steeply increase" when the furlough scheme ends in September.

In a memo to staff, the airline said its flight schedule and staff costs will not line up in their current form, reports BBC.

BA said it believed this would be a temporary problem, but it was a "serious one which we need to manage".

The warning comes alongside plans to set up a lower cost subsidiary airline at its Gatwick base.

BA halted its short-haul flights from the airport at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. It said the new subsidiary would run alongside its long-haul Gatwick routes.