Flight Centre Travel Group outlines coronavirus response plan

26 March, 2020

Flight Centre Travel Group outlined (26-Mar-2020) the following details of its coronavirus response plan:

  • Three pronged plan to manage prolonged coronavirus driven travel downturn;
  • Cost, cash and liquidity forces without jeopardising future growth prospects while maintaining company culture;
  • Significant staff reductions to better reflect the trading climate and preserve jobs for the long term;
  • Stand down 6000 support and sales roles globally either temporarily or permanently, including 3800 roles in Australia;
  • Intention to return stood down staff into the workforce when restrictions are lifted and demand increases. Short term opportunities available for impacted employees access to up to 10,000 roles in Australia;
  • Strong customer focus to be retained, in low demand environment, work force helping travellers adjust plans or travel home. [more - original PR]