JAL to cut labor costs by 10 pct via job cuts, outsourcing - report

TOKYO (XFN-ASIA) - Japan Airlines Corp will reduce labor costs for its air travel operations by 10 pct from the year to March 2007 level over three years starting in the year to March 2008, the Nikkei

reported, without citing sources.

Under a new turnaround plan, the struggling carrier will cut some 3,000 jobs through early retirement, attrition and outsourcing, the business daily said.

JAL will also actively tap foreign flight attendants and improve productivity by increasing the crew work rate, it said.

These measures are likely to help save about 30 bln yen in labor costs in the year to March 2010, it said.

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