CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Spirit Airways (SAVE.N) is getting ready to tell unions on Friday that 20-30% of staff may be furloughed in October, an inside memo exhibits, changing into the primary low-cost U.S. service to element potential job cuts as a result of coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A Spirit Airways jet taxis from Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. Image taken December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris HelgrenWorkers prone to being furloughed embody pilots and flight attendants, in line with the memo seen by Reuters. Spirit Airways, the seventh largest U.S. service as of January, confirmed the memo was despatched to staff on Tuesday however stated it has no additional remark. “It’s now clear that the demand increase we saw in June was an outlier, and the downward trend will continue,” CEO Ted Christie says within the memo. The airline’s anticipated each day cash burn of greater than $100 million every month, over the following a number of months, “is not sustainable,” he added. Spirit is among the many U.S. airways that acquired a authorities bailout to maintain staff employed by means of September as they undergo a pointy downturn in demand because of virus-related lockdowns and journey curbs. Now many are warning of furloughs as soon as the stimulus bundle expires as a result of demand has not but recovered. On a convention name final week, Christie stated the corporate was nonetheless methods to mitigate the necessity for involuntary motion after Sept. 30. “I think we’re still reading the game film, to be honest, because the summer has been up and down both sides, and we want to make sure that we digest all the information before we make a call,” Christie advised buyers after posting a wider-than-expected quarterly loss. Some business consultants have, nonetheless, stated airways with decrease value constructions and single fleet varieties like Spirit may climate the pandemic higher than U.S. majors. Whereas massive carriers American Airways (AAL.O) and United Airways (UAL.O) have warned that greater than 60,000 jobs are in danger between the 2 within the fall, low-cost carriers Southwest Airways (LUV.N) and JetBlue Airways JBLU.N have stated they assume they will keep away from furloughs in the interim. Reporting by Tracy Rucinski and David Shepardson; Enhancing by Muralikumar Anantharaman and Himani SarkarOur Requirements:The Thomson Reuters Belief Ideas.