The airline announced in an alert to state and local governments that the jobs being considered for elimination include 135 Anchorage flight attendants, 76 customer service agents and maintenance technicians and ramp service workers.
Pilots will not be furloughed because of a combination of voluntary leave and early retirement, the airline said.
Thompson said Tuesday he did not have information about how the layoffs may impact flights.
“Reducing our workforce is one of the hardest realities of this crisis,” the company said in a statement.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.
The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.