Caribbean Airlines has announced that it will extend layoffs for an additional three months to April 15 as opposed to the previously determined date of January 15, 2021.
According to an internal memo sent to staff by Caribbean Airlines CEO Garvin Medera, the company is trying to keep costs at an absolute minimum while it awaits the reopening of the country’s borders.
“It is unclear when the borders for TT (Trinidad and Tobago) will reopen,” said the memo, “and it seems likely it will be later than the previously expected date in January.”
The memo said funding for the foreseeable future was uncertain.
According to Medera, while Caribbean Airlines was reluctant to extend the layoffs, it was necessary to prevent the need for more severe measures.
The memo also said the airline informed staff of salary reductions in October for an eight-month period ending in June 2021.
Caribbean Airlines is the state-owned airline and flag carrier of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.