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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…

Former Interjet Pilots Taking On New Roles at Expanding Volaris,…

As Mexican Low-Cost Carrier Interjet remains non-operational and in an indefinite state of collapse due to financial difficulties, many former Interjet pilots have found work this past month flying the same kind of passenger jets for Mexico's second- and third-largest carriers, Volaris and VivaAerobus. Interjet was the third-largest carrier in…

Qantas Unveils Locations For New Crew Training Facilities

The COVID-19 catastrophe has forced airlines to reevaluate and make changes to current route networks, fleets and flight schedules to accommodate fluctuating travel demand. The ongoing dilemma also led airlines to furlough thousands of crew members worldwide. Even still, Qantas Airlines — an airline that has fared better than carriers…

Singapore Airlines Group Operates Flights with Fully-Vaccinated Crew

Singapore Airlines, its sister airline SilkAir and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot — all representing the passenger contingent of the Singapore Airlines Group — have become some of the first airlines in the world to operate flights with a fully-vaccinated onboard crew of pilots and flight attendants, the latest step in…

Finnair Changing Course To Survive COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines are figuring out different ways to stay afloat and continue reduced but steady operations, through grounding aircraft, changing schedules frequently, and limiting onboard services. However, one carrier  — Finnair — is looking to completely change the way it operates to allow it to thrive…

EVA Air Introduces New Method to Protect Flight Attendants

In response to the humiliating incident involving a group of female flight attendants, Taiwan-based EVA Air announced that passenger displaying inappropriate behavior will be denied boarding in the future. On Jan. 19, an American male passenger who is assumed to weigh 200 kilograms in a wheelchair, took an EVA Air…

Turkish Airlines Debuts New ‘High-Fashion’ Uniforms

Turkish Airlines today made a bold fashion statement with the announcement of its new designer uniforms. The Istanbul-based airline teamed up with Haute Couturier Ettore Bilotta, a Milan-based designer, to help create the new uniform heralding a new era and brand identity for Turkey’s flag carrier. The uniform was inspired…

Ryanair Faced with Wave of Summer Holiday Strikes by Pilots…

Ryanair is facing a difficult first few weeks of the European summer holiday period as pilots in Ireland have scheduled a strike on Thursday, July 12. The action follows Ryanair’s decision to recognize unions in December 2017 and is the result of what the Irish pilots’ union IALPA says is…

Seven Years Later: Qantas Flight 32

Saturday marks seven years since Qantas flight 32 experienced an in air emergency over Indonesia. The incident was the first major one for the Airbus A380, which at the time, was a two year old aircraft. Although the flight landed safely with no injuries to the 469 passengers and crew…