All Nippon Airways Co. will allow its employees to take on a wider range of side jobs as it looks to help them supplement primary incomes that have been slashed amid the coronavirus pandemic, sources familiar with the plan said Saturday.

Possibly starting next year, the airline's roughly 15,000 employees will be permitted to take on part-time work for other companies in their off-duty hours, the sources said.

Until now, they were only permitted to have side jobs on the condition they operate as a sole trader, such as working as a tutor.