British Airways is set to make up to 12,000 workers redundant

The airline has suffered from the global collapse in passenger numbers caused by coronavirus

BA claim they have been hit by big losses due to coronavirus
BA claim they have been hit by big losses due to coronavirus

British Airways is set to make up to 12,000 workers redundant, parent company IAG has announced.

The airline, which employs 42,000 people, has suffered from the global collapse in passenger numbers caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

IAG said BA will consult on a "restructuring and redundancy programme" as it is expected to take "several years" until demand for air travel returns to 2019 levels.

It added: "The proposals remain subject to consultation but it is likely that they will affect most of British Airways' employees and may result in the redundancy of up to 12,000 of them."