Airline France wants to cut more than 7,500 jobs by 2022. Sources with French unions have reported this to the AFP news agency.
Aviation is hit hard by the corona pandemic because travel restrictions virtually halted international air traffic.
It has been known for some time that this would lead to significant job losses at Air France.
The French sister company of KLM would like to say goodbye to thousands of employees through a voluntary departure scheme, among other things.
Air France receives an emergency aid package of 7 billion euros from the French government.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire recently called on the airline not to make redundancies, although he thinks job cuts are inevitable.