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The wing of a 17-year-old ViaAir E-145 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Via Airlines Suspends Majority of Flights, Cites Pilot Shortage

Florida-based Via Airlines has cut flights from its schedule due to the ongoing pilot shortage. The cuts have caused a reduction in current service as well as delaying planned new services. The airline expects the cutbacks to last through the summer and says it won’t hinder further growth planned for the end of the year. The airline's flight between Austin and Birmingham will be cut from four times a week to twice a week. The route between Birmingham and Pittsburgh…

Australian REX Accuses Rivals of Stealing Pilots

Australian regional airline Regional Express, also known as REX, has accused domestic rivals Qantas and Virgin Australia of hiring large numbers of its pilots. In practices referred to as "rapacious", "selfish", and "irresponsible", REX has said that the two larger competitors have hired around 17 percent of its first officers…