About 6,000 support and sales roles will be lost globally, including 3,800 people in Australia who will be temporarily stood-down.
The intention is to return stood down people to the workforce when restrictions are lifted and demand increases.
Short-term opportunities are available for impacted employees, including “up to 10,000 roles in Australia”, the company says.
“In Australia, where international travel bans and domestic border controls are in place, about 3,800 people in sales and support roles will temporarily stand-down in the near-term. This follows similar recent moves by other travel businesses, including Qantas, Virgin and Helloworld.
“FLT will maintain close connections with its people during the stand-down period, which will be reviewed weekly, and will aim to bring them back to work as soon as the current travel bans and trading restrictions are lifted.”