American Airlines asked corporate employees to volunteer at DFW, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Nonunion employees can volunteer to help customers get around the airport, among other duties.
The move comes as airlines prepare for a surge of travelers in the summer months.
American Airlines asked nonunion workers at its headquarters to volunteer at nearby Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as it expects a surge of travel during the summer, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Workers who volunteer would generally do so as part of their regular work responsibilities during normal work hours, American Airlines spokesperson Sarah Jantz told Insider.
In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Jantz said: "As we look forward to welcoming back more of our customers this summer, we know they're counting on us to deliver a reliable operation and help them feel comfortable as they return after many months away from traveling."
"That's something our front-line teams are experts on as they regularly go above and beyond to take care of our customers. To ensure they have the support they need this summer and beyond, our corporate support teams will provide additional support at DFW."
The request comes amid a surge in travel and after the airline cut 30% of its support staff, which included the layoffs of about 1,500 people.
Volunteers would work six-hour shifts between June and August, helping customers find their way around the airport, among other duties.
On June 6, the Transportation Security Administration recorded close to two million people going through airport security across the US. This was the largest number of screenings since the pandemic started. The number of passengers passing through security checkpoints nationwide has been increasing in recent weeks, as more Americans get vaccinated.
So far roughly 42% of all Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The airline has previously said it planned to operate a close-to-normal flight schedule this summer and has introduced new routes and added more flights over the past few months.
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