Monthly Archives: October 2014

Union alleges Allegiant Air pilots leaving at accelerated rates

By RICHARD N. VELOTTA LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL The union that represents the 400 pilots of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air say pilots are leaving the airline at accelerated rates to work for companies that are offering higher pay and benefits. The Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224, based in Wilmington, Ohio, is surveying pilots that have left the airline to confirm their belief that they’re leaving to work for companies with better and safer operations, working conditions and better schedules. Union officials say pilots already flying full schedules are forced to …
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The Pilot Shortage Is Real and Regional Airlines Are Feeling It

The pilot shortage, exacerbated by mainline airlines hiring for the first time in years, increased requirements for pilot training, the implementation of new pilot rest rules, and wage scales at the lowest rungs at regional airlines that challenge minimum-wage levels, is real and regional airlines such as Republic Airways Holdings and SkyWest are feeling the strain. There isn’t a danger that cockpits will be empty at SkyWest, sister airline ExpressJet, or Republic Airways Holdings’ Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines, and Shuttle America, but these airlines are being forced to cope with …
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