Philippine Airlines struggles after pilots quit

 Philippine Airlines struggles after pilots quit

 

On Monday Philippine Airlines said it will have to cancel several of its flights permanently after a number of pilots walked out to accept higher-paid jobs abroad.

 

Jonathan Gesmundo said four of the national carrier’s 160 daily trips will need to be terminated unless the 25 pilots return to work as the airline is demanding.The airline is claiming that the pilots have not stood by their contracts. 

 

“We will try to adjust the schedule by permanently merging some flights, using larger planes while lowering the frequency of flights,” he said.

 

The sudden resignation of the pilots forced the termination of a total of 18 PAL flights on Saturday and Sunday and four domestic flights on Monday, Gesmundo said.

 

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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