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Here’s Why Airbus Share Price Trades 10% Lower This Week

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 22 Sep 2020

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Shares of Airbus (EPA: AIR) trades nearly 10% lower this week as investors fear that the second coronavirus wave will further destabilize the airline industry.

Guillaume Faury, the company’s CEO, warned that there are no guarantees that there won’t be compulsory layoffs.

“The crisis is existential. Our life as a business is potentially at risk if we don’t take the right measures. We are taking them,” Faury said.

“The situation is so serious, and we are faced with so much uncertainty, that I think no one can guarantee there won’t be compulsory redundancies if we’re to adapt to the situation, especially if it evolves further.”

So far, Airbus was forced to slash 15,000 jobs worldwide. However, the CEO warns that voluntary layoffs may not be enough.

The Europe-based air giant is seeking to cut production by as much as 40% over the next two years to mitigate the impact from the pandemic.

Airbus stock price trades lower on the second wave fears September 2020

Airbus share price hit 61.50 this morning, the lowest level in 6 weeks.


Nigel Firth
Nigel has been in the regulated financial services industry for nearly a decade, has previously owned a financial brokerage and has written many times for sites relating to personal finance and trading.