July 16, 2020 / 3:31 AM / a month ago

Amazon extends work from home policy, still restricting travel

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, April 22, 2020 after Amazon extended the closure of its French warehouses until April 25 included, following dispute with unions over health protection measures amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/Files

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has extended a work-from-home policy until Jan. 8 and is continuing to ask employees to defer all non-essential travel, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Airlines are bracing for a prolonged decline in business travel demand, with Delta Air Lines Chief Executive Ed Bastian warning on Tuesday that 2019 volumes of business travel may never return.

Reporting by Tracy Rucinski; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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