British Airways’ new boss has ruled out making compulsory redundancies as the airline looks to make further savings.
Willie Walsh said he did not “see any requirement” for compulsory job cuts as BA tries to save £300m by 2008.
“Going forward we have the chance to slim down through natural attrition,” Walsh told the BBC.
Unions have expressed fears of huge job losses as BA contends with soaring fuel costs and moves its Heathrow operations to the new Terminal 5 in 2008.
But Walsh said he would work closely with unions to ensure that the airline had the right number of staff to deliver a world class service and had “not put a target on any job numbers”.