ANA, JAL assign more staff to other entities

Japan's two biggest airlines are assigning more staff to temporary jobs elsewhere due to their ongoing struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ANA Holdings is sending about 750 employees to other entities, including corporations and local governments, for between 6 months and 2 years.

The company said last October that it would temporarily assign more than 400 workers to positions elsewhere.

Japan Airlines says an average of about 1,400 employees a day are engaged in jobs with other entities.

ANA and JAL hope their workers' experiences in other industries will help improve regular services at the two airlines.