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Singapore Air Cuts 20% of Workforce as Virus Smashes Travel

A Singapore Airlines passenger jet taxis along the tarmac as it arrives at Changi International Airport terminal in Singapore on June 8.

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Singapore Airlines Ltd. is eliminating about 4,300 jobs, or 20% of its workforce, as the coronavirus outbreak devastates the aviation industry.

The cuts will be made at Singapore Airlines and its SilkAir and Scoot units. Discussions are underway with unions and arrangements will be finalized as soon as possible, the carrier said in a statement late Thursday.

The job losses are the first at Singapore Airlines since the SARS outbreak in 2003.

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