International Airlines Group has offered voluntary redundancies to 400 British Airways senior cabin crew. An IAG spokesman said: "We are offering voluntary redundancy to some members of our senior cabin
crew to help address an imbalance in our crew numbers. Based on the feedback from our senior cabin crew in the past few months, we believe that there will be good demand for this opportunity. We have now begun a 90 day consultation with Unite about the issues."
BA has around 14,000 cabin crew members. The company has stressed that there are no plans to make any compulsory redundancies.
The news comes almost one month after BA's loss-making sister group, Iberia, revealed it wanted to axe 4,500 jobs to save it from collapse. British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia merged in January 2011 in a tie-up aimed at slashing one another's costs.