April 27, 2020 / 9:48 PM / a month ago

British Airways considers slashing about 800 pilot jobs: Sky News reporter

FILE PHOTO: Tail Fins of British Airways planes are seen parked at Heathrow airport as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

(Reuters) - British Airways (ICAG.L) is planning to launch a consultation that could result in cutting about 800 of its 4,500 pilot jobs, a Sky News reporter tweeted here on Monday.

The company said earlier this month that it had struck a deal with its unions to suspend more than 30,000 cabin crew and ground staff.

The airline did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment.

Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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