EasyJet said it had started consultations with staff about who would lose their jobs.
Johan Lundgren, chief executive, said: “These are very difficult proposals to put forward in what is an unprecedented and difficult time for the airline and the industry as a whole. Unfortunately the lower demand environment means we need fewer aircraft and have less opportunity for work for our people.
He added that the cuts were part of his focus on “doing what is right for the company and its long-term health and success so we can protect jobs going forward”.
The airline has about 300 aircraft,