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Technology Coronavirus: air transport broken down, LATAM will remove posts

15:35  16 may  2020
15:35  16 may  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Aéroport de Porto Alegre au Brésil (illustration): la compagnie LATAM est en difficulté en raison de la pandémie de Covid-19. © Rafael Luiz Canossa / Creative Commons Porto Alegre airport in Brazil (illustration): LATAM is in difficulty due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

All airlines are suffering from traffic restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in Latin America, later affected, LATAM-Airlines, born from the merger of the Chilean LAN and the Brazilian TAM, announces a plan to cut 1,400 jobs.

It is the first airline operating on the South American continent. LATAM Airlines serves 145 destinations in 26 countries and is directly present in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Before the pandemic, it operated around 1,400 daily flights, carrying more than 74 million passengers per year.

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The company announced Friday the loss of 1,400 jobs in its subsidiaries in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, due to the drastic reduction of its operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The impacts of the Covid-19 are profound and it is inevitable to reduce the size of the LATAM group to protect its medium-term viability," said LATAM Airlines group CEO Roberto Alvo in a press release issued by the company, adding that it was a "difficult decision," reports AFP.

Another Latin American company, Colombian Avianca, the second in Latin America, had filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on May 10 to reorganize its debt "due to the unpredictable impact of the pandemic ”. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Latin American airlines will lose $ 15 billion in revenue this year, in the worst crisis in the history of the sector.

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Facebook finally offers option to delete multiple older posts at once .
The social network announced Tuesday it's adding an option to let users delete multiple posts at the same time. The feature rolls out on mobile devices first before landing on desktop and Facebook Lite in the future. "Manage Activity" will be available by accessing the activity log on your Facebook profile. From there, you can check off multiple posts for archiving.Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. The archiving option removes posts from your feed but allows you to keep them private. There is also a trash option to delete posts completely.

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