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Ryanair Threatens to Close Frankfurt Base After Pilot Union Rejects Pay Proposal

Ryanair has announced it will be closing its base at Frankfurt-Hahn airport after German pilots rejected a proposed pay deal. Ryanair, which over the past three years has made over ¬£3.2 billion ($4.1 billion) over the past three years, is using the coronavirus as a reason to reduce its crew wage bill in anticipation to operate in a smaller flying landscape in a post-pandemic world. The proposal was rejected by a tiny 0.6% majority of voters according to SimpleFlying. In…

Emirates Resuming Flights to Six Cities; Implements Additional Wave of…

For Emirates employees, it was a week of one step forward and two steps back. On a positive note, Emirates has announced that it will resume flights to six cities in the coming weeks. Sadly, the announcement comes as the carrier initiated more layoffs. Emirates will begin flying to Geneva…

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…

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,…