Morning headlines as airline asked to cancel Cardiff flights and Airbus jobs go

Morning headlines as airline asked to cancel Cardiff flights and Airbus jobs go

Here is a round-up of the latest news in response to the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, July 1. Follow updates on the world coronavirus pandemic on our live blog and sign up for our email newsletter alerts by going here. In Wales, the number of people who have died after contracting coronavirus increased by three. Public Health Wales confirmed on Tuesday, June 30 that the total number of deaths since the outbreak began has now reached 1,510. Meanwhile, the number of lab-confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Wales has risen by 26 to bring the total to 15,743. 1,700 Airbus jobs to go in the UK Hundreds of jobs are to be axed by Airbus in the UK as reduced production levels are leading to a global restructure. The company was planning for a two-year drop of 40% in jetliner output because of the coronavirus pandemic, chief executive Guillaume Faury warned this week. He said restructuring was needed. The company has now confirmed 15,000 jobs are at risk globally with 1,700 of those in the UK. The cuts at individual sites will be annouced in the coming days and meetings with unions in Europe have started. Six thousand jobs at the wing assembly site at Broughton, North Wales, are said to be particularly vulnerable with the cuts falling on the commercial aircraft side of the business. Airlines are ramping up their flight schedules from today in a bid to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. More than 1,000 flights per ...
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