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British Airways to slash 400 cabin crew jobs

  • British Airways is to cut 400 senior cabin crew positions on both its long and short haul routes.

    The airline announced on Tuesday that all the redundancies would be voluntary, adding it had started a 90-day consultation process. The first cuts are due to come into place from March.

    Meanwhile, BA's sister airline, Iberia, is also moving ahead with plans to slash 4,500 jobs.

    The two carriers merged in 2011 to form International Airlines Group.

    BA has about 14,000 cabin crew staff in total.

    In 2010 and 2011, it was repeatedly hit by strikes over staffing levels, pay and the removal of travel concessions.