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Air Transat laying off 70% of its workforce

BY , Mar 23, 2020 2:20 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Air Transat says it has temporarily laid off about 3,600 staff including all flight crew personnel.

That's about 70 % of its workforce in Canada.

The company says the final Air Transat flight prior to the full suspension of its operations is scheduled for April 1st.

Non-essential travel around the world has come to a near standstill as governments close borders in an effort to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.

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