A total of 6,000 workers have been sacked within the last seven months by the Dutch carrier, KLM.
The company laid off 5,000 of its workforce last year in a move it attributed to the global impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
On January 21, it announced the decision to further reduce the workforce by 1000 in what it said was a restructuring drive.
The airline blamed the loss of jobs on the new variant of the COVID-19 pandemic which has threatened its operation amid new travel restrictions.
Speaking about the job loss, KLM CEO, Pieter Elbers, said, “In July 2020, we announced that 5,000 of our colleagues would have to leave KLM, after which we engaged with intensive consultation and cooperation with all social partners.