Emirates Cuts Flight Operations due to Pilot Shortage

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One of the leading airlines in the world Emirates is facing a major setback this summer. Due to the shortage of pilots, the airline is cutting down flights.

Due to the shortage of 100 to 150 pilots, Emirates is compelled to cut its operations to many popular destinations including Fort Lauderdale and Miami. It is quite disappointing that in the highly popular summer season for global travel, Emirates is facing a setback. As per reports in the Gulf the flight operations will also be restricted in European and Asian regions.

Emirates President Tim Clark said, “We’re a tad short in pilots,” adding that this is just temporary and crew members will be “alright by September or October.”

Clark spoke about it as he was in Hamburg at the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo promoting Emirates new first class product on Boeing 777.

Other than this Clark informed that Emirates is “continuing to weigh a basic economy offering that would include hand luggage, food, and in-flight entertainment only”. He said that there is still 18 months left in the introduction of premium economy class. Furthermore, Emirates is having talks with the US for advance “open skies’’ plans which include the fifth-freedom rights. The new London Stansted route bookings are doing good. Talking about A380 superjumbo, he said it will operate a daily Hamburg service. Purchasing of more A380s decision will be taken “rather sooner than later’’. And the Company is thinking for the best response if missiles are fired into Syria.

In a previous article, we told our readers about another disturbing news relating to Emirates. Last month, Emirates Crew member jumped off the plane as it was ready to depart from the Entebbe International Airport.

Despite this disturbing news and the report that Emirates is cutting down its flights, it is still one of the top ten airlines in the world as per a recent ranking by TripAdvisor.

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