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American Airlines closes Dublin office after 15 years

One hundred and thirty people are employed at the reservations centre in Dublin but their work will now be outsourced.

Image: Tony Gutierrez/AP/Press Association Images

IT’S REPORTED THAT American Airlines has announced that it’s to close its Dublin office, where 130 people are employed.

A statement from the company tonight says that the airline has cited significant losses and a “focus on reducing costs and finding efficiencies” as reasons for the closure.

The International Reservations Centre has operated in Dublin for 15 years. The work will now be outsourced, a move which the company says in a statement will represent “significant savings”.

A consultation process with trade unions will now be entered into.

Forbes reports that American Airlines is expected to post a second quarter loss tomorrow.

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