American Airlines CEO tells employees to brace for furlough warnings

FILE PHOTO: Flanked by other airline executives, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker speaks to reporters after meeting with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in Washington, U.S., September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

(Reuters) – American Airlines Chief Executive Doug Parker told employees to brace for another round of furlough warnings in the near term as it expects to be over-staffed on April 1, when a payroll support package for airline workers expires.

Parker’s comments were made during a recent town hall meeting, according to a recording reviewed by Reuters and confirmed by American.

Reporting by Tracy Rucinski, Editing by Franklin Paul