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Virgin Atlantic Struggles to Crew July Flights Following Redundancies

Virgin Atlantic has written to its pilots asking for volunteers to operate flights in July, admitting it didn't have enough crew to cover all flights, following the announcement from the airline regarding the resumption of flights next month. An internal email seen by AirlineGeeks was sent out by the Crewing Duty Manager, saying, "We have a number of trips in open time for July that we could not cover at the rostering stage. Therefore we are asking if any of…

Join the AirlineGeeks Team for a Live Airline Industry Chat

This Friday — June 12 — at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, four members of the AirlineGeeks team will host a live discussion and question and answer session on the impact of COVID-19 on the airline industry. Four members of the AirlineGeeks team — AirlineGeeks founder Ryan Ewing, editor-in-chief Parker Davis,…

Allegiant Air: The Airline to Watch Post-Pandemic

As more places continue to lift restrictions and airline demand slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, Allegiant Air saw an overall improvement in passenger and cash burn figures, positioning the airline above many of its competitors in the current industry climate. While some of these improvements are relatively small when…

British Airways Threatens to Fire and Re-Hire Pilots on New…

In a letter issued by its pilot union to all members, British Airways has stated that it will fire all its pilot workforce and offer jobs under new terms and conditions, should no agreement be reached with the union. The letter sent out by the British Airline Pilots' Association, BALPA,…

Pakistan International Air Flight 8303 Crashes After Aborted Approach

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 has crashed near Karachi Airport, Pakistan, while operating a domestic service as flight 8303 from Lahore. So far the airline has reported that there were 91 passengers and seven crew members onboard the aircraft that went down in a residential area to the southeast…

Copa Airlines Announces Restart of Operations

Article by AirlineGeeks' Juan Pedro Sánchez Zamudio After the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama declared a new 30-day extension in the suspension of all international flights, Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron announced this week that the airline will restart its operations on July 3, with 12% of its fleet capacity.…

Virgin Atlantic to Remove 3,150 Jobs and Boeing 747 Fleet

Virgin Atlantic has announced that up to a third of its workforce will be made redundant as the airline attempts to "reshape and resize" itself for the future. On top of the job cuts, Virgin will remove the Boeing 747 from its fleet and will also move out of Gatwick…

At a Glance: European Airlines Response to COVID-19

As the effects of the global pandemic take full effect across the world, the bosses of major airlines across Europe have begun to announce what measures they will take to help protect their airlines for future operations. Some have decided to defer orders, others have decided to expedite the retirements…

European Airlines Cancel Flights to Italy

The United Kingdom flag carrier British Airways has decided to cancel all flights to and from Italy until at least April 4. This follows the decision by the Italian government to implement a country-wide lockdown, affecting all 60 million residents. Italy has seen around 9,000 cases of the COVID-19 with…

UK Regional Carrier Flybe Falls into Administration

After years of uncertainty the airline Flybe, which has been operating UK domestic and European short-haul flights, has gone into administration after 40 years of operation. In a letter to the 2,400 airline employees, chief executive Mark Anderson said: " Despite every effort, we now have no alternative - having…