Iberia has begun a 30-day consultation process to make 3,807 jobs redundant from the airline.

Its parent company International Airlines Group said Iberia had today informed its employees, trade unions and the Spanish Employment Ministry that it has started the formal process of collective redundancy.

The airline said the cuts were part of Iberia’s transformation plan to introduce permanent structural changes across the airline to stem its losses and enable it to become profitable.

Ground staff and cabin crew are planning strikes on 15 days on three separate periods over the cut-backs.