American Airlines now says 13,000 people could be furloughed after it just recalled thousands back to work

Six weeks after American Airlines said it would recall nearly 19,000 employees back to work, the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline told employees Feb. 3 up to 13,000 employees could be furloughed come the spring. Chairman and CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom wrote a letter to employees saying because passenger demand remains low, it will have too many employees on April 1 when the federal financial aid the company is receiving expires. “As we closed out last year with the successful extension…

Six weeks after American Airlines said it would recall nearly 19,000 employees back to work, the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline told employees Feb. 3 up to 13,000 employees could be furloughed come the spring. Chairman and CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom wrote a letter to employees saying because passenger demand remains low, it will have too many employees on April 1 when the federal financial aid the company is receiving expires. “As we closed out last year with the successful extension…

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