Emirates has announced it could cut up to 9,000 jobs due to the coronavirus crisis.

The airline’s president Sir Tim Clark said the airline would have to “let go of a few more” staff, having already cut a tenth of its staff.

Speaking to the BBC he said the airline was “not as badly off as others” but confirmed intentions for job losses.

“We will probably have to let go of a few more, probably up to 15%”.

Emirates is the latest in a string of airlines to confirm cuts due to the severe impact caused by the pandemic.

The carrier reportedly laid off an unconfirmed number of pilots and cabin crew this week, having made similar cuts last month too.

In a statement to Gulf News around the pilot and cabin crew job losses, Emirates said: “We can confirm that we are still in the process of implementing the redundancy exercise across our group, as previously communicated. While we have slowly restarted operations wherever it is safe and commercially viable, our footprint today is significantly smaller than before and it will take a while for us to recover to pre-pandemic levels.”