(CNN) — Southwest Airlines said it will not furlough any employees for now.
In a memo to the company’s 60-thousand employees, the company said it will not be furloughing or laying-off workers on October first.
Restrictions attached to federal bailout money barred airlines from any furloughs or layoffs through September.
The pandemic has dealt a crushing blow to the major airlines.
Earlier this month, both United Airlines and American Airlines sent warnings of possible furloughs.
Southwest says 17-thousand of its workers have already taken voluntary separation packages and extended time off, however the airline said it is losing 20 million dollars a day.
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