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Leaked Wizz Air Meeting Highlights Company’s Apparent Pilot Redundancy Culture

An audio recording of an online meeting held in April 2020 has supposedly revealed how low-cost carrier Wizz Air decided to make certain pilots redundant, following its announcement to cut the workforce by up to 20% following the outbreak of the coronavirus last year. In the meeting held online, a manager is heard saying, “We start off with the bad apples, so anyone who has caused you grief on a routine basis,” before suggesting “excessive sickness” or declining to work…

Boeing’s 737 MAX Returns to U.S. Skies

On Tuesday, Fort Worth-based American Airlines became the first U.S. airline to put the beleaguered 737 MAX back into revenue service after two deadly accidents. The carrier flew the 737 MAX from Miami to New York-LaGuardia upon its re-entry to service. The move comes over 20 months since the 737…

Italian Authorities Threaten to Ban Ryanair Over COVID-19 Procedures

The largest low-cost carrier in Europe has been told it may face restrictions or even a ban on its flights to Italy should it be found to flout safety rules relating to COVID-19. Irish carrier Ryanair has been specifically mentioned by Italian authorities over its apparent failure to follow rules…

Cape Air Chosen for Manistee Essential Air Service Despite Controversy

After many months of consideration and debate, a new Essential Air Service or 'EAS' contract has been selected for the Manistee/Ludington airport in northwestern Michigan. The carrier chosen is Cape Air, despite controversy and letters from both community members and the CEO of San Francisco-based Boutique Air. At the beginning…

QF7474 — The Final Qantas 747 Flight Takes Off

Qantas has bid farewell to its last Boeing 747-400 as it departed across the Pacific Ocean to Los Angeles before positioning to Mojave Airport, California as its final resting place. The final flight has brought down the curtain on a five-decade partnership between Qantas and the Queen of the Skies,…

British Airways and the Boeing 747 — A Look Back…

The warning signs were there in March when the coronavirus stopped the aviation industry dead in its tracks. The knock-on effects from the global downturn of passenger traffic were already being calculated by airlines across the world, with decisions being made for what life would look like for airlines post-COVID.…

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…

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,…