CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airways said on Friday it warned some 14,000 workforce that they may be furloughed, and aviation unions manufactured a new request to Congress and President Joe Biden for a different $15 billion in federal government help to maintain staff on the payroll via at minimum Sept. 30.

FILE Image: A United Airlines passenger jet normally takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty Intercontinental Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Chicago-dependent United warned that as soon as a second round of payroll aid expires on April 1, airways could be compelled to make drastic new cuts as the coronavirus pandemic has slashed demand from customers for air vacation.

United had recalled 13,000 employees from furlough when a $15 billion airline business payroll package deal was handed in December to safeguard careers by March.

“Despite ongoing attempts to distribute vaccines, customer demand from customers has not altered significantly,” United advised workers, while saying it was monitoring demand and advocating for continued authorities help.

The $15 billion in December helped carry again a lot more than 32,000 airline workforce and adopted a $50 billion package deal in March for passenger airlines divided concerning payroll assistance and small-cost federal government loans.

Two union leaders symbolizing 75,000 flight attendants wrote congressional leaders in search of rapid motion to increase the payroll help application “with $15 billion to protect jobs” via Sept. 30 or afterwards.

Union leaders Sara Nelson and Julie Hedrick additional: “The choice is mass layoffs starting in April.”

American Airlines, which had furloughed 19,000 workers in Oct, did not straight away remark on Friday on no matter if it would concern new notices of probable layoffs.

Hawaiian Airlines reported before it had issued furlough warnings to 900 workers.

United’s Friday memo reported “we are all working hard towards the day when we can bring back again our furloughed co-workers forever.”

American Airways chief govt Doug Parker said on Thursday that “April 1 is approaching and desire hasn’t gotten much greater… So we are surely likely to have to have to deal with this, except demand commences to pick up.”

Parker reported the company’s unions “are presently conversing to the administration in Congress about this… We would definitely be supportive of that.”

Reporting by Tracy Rucinski in Chicago and David Shepardson in Washington, Modifying by Franklin Paul, Bill Berkrot and David Gregorio