American Airways will reduce 19,000 workers in October when federal help that protected these jobs expires and the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate journey demand, the service mentioned Tuesday.They’re the most recent mass job cuts to hit the aviation business because it reels from a plunge in demand and billions in losses.The Fort Price, Texas-based airline, which employed greater than 140,000 individuals in March, is prohibited from shedding staff via Sept. 30 beneath the phrases of a $25 billion federal help package deal put aside for carriers to climate the worst of the disaster. However demand has solely modestly recovered, presenting a dire situation for airways. American mentioned its fourth-quarter capability will likely be half of the year-ago stage.”Now we have come to you a lot occasions all through the pandemic, usually with sobering updates on a world none of us may have imagined,” wrote American Airways CEO Doug Parker and its president, Robert Isom, in a workers word asserting the cuts. “At present is the toughest message we’ve got needed to share thus far – the announcement of involuntary staffing reductions efficient Oct. 1.”The airline may have 40,000 fewer jobs in October in contrast with when the pandemic started.American’s shares prolonged earlier losses after the announcement, down almost 4% in late-morning buying and selling.Labor unions and carriers have urged lawmakers to offer one other $25 billion in help to protect jobs via March. The proposal has received bipartisan help however Congress has thus far failed to achieve one other nationwide coronavirus help package deal that might embrace the extra aid for airways.”The one drawback with the laws is that when it was enacted in March, it was assumed that by Sept. 30, the virus can be beneath management and demand for air journey would have returned,” they mentioned. “That’s clearly not the case.”The extension of federal help gives the “one chance of avoiding these involuntary reductions on Oct. 1,” the executives mentioned.American and different airways have offset a number of the involuntary cuts by urging workers to take buyouts, early retirements and unpaid or partially paid leaves. American final month warned 25,000 workers that their jobs are in danger in October.Greater than 12,500 individuals have opted to go away American completely, whereas one other 11,000 will likely be on depart in October, the executives mentioned.