Mayfield is absolutely spot on. Problem for Saad is he's been living in the goodwill of crew for a long time, following some very tough times for crew (base closures, redundancy, pay cuts, high hours, roster disruption, lots of time away from base etc) this on the back of years of being under paid compared to the industry on the promise of 'home every night'
Suddenly the flood gates have opened for jobs elsewhere and the crew still there are fed up. Flybe don't have the crew left to… Read More
Not quite that straightforward, particularly if the pilot shortage arose very quickly due recruiting being ramped up at other airlines. Decisions about aircraft acquisition will have been taken some months ago, the lead time is generally long, even for second hand aircraft, and the cost of those aircraft that have been or are shortly to be delivered still have to be paid. I doubt that there are any routes at Flybe that don't fully cover the fixed costs such as aircraft, insurance, some… Read More
Surely the logic of expanding seating capacity when there is a constraint resulting from a shortage of pilots is questionable The correct strategy should be to contract network and select only the most profitable routes
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