Coronavirus UK: BA pilots could work for RAF as airlines struggle


Flybe: Europe’s largest regional airline collapsed on March 5 after months on the brink, causing 2,400 job losses and leaving around 15,000 passengers stranded in the UK and Europe. The owners of Flybe, a consortium including Virgin Atlantic, the Stobart group and hedge fund company Cyrus Capital, have accused the coronavirus of accelerating the collapse of the troubled airline. Flybe operated up to 50 routes in the UK, accounting for 40% of all domestic flights, and was used by 9.5 million passengers per year.

British Airways: International Airlines Group, which also includes Iberia and Aer Lingus, said on March 16 that there would be a 75% reduction in passenger capacity for two months, boss Willie Walsh admitting there were no guaranteed that many European airlines would survive. ‘.

easyJet: The airline with 9,000 employees based in the United Kingdom, including 4,000 cabin crew members, immobilized its entire fleet of 344 aircraft on March 30. The Luton-based carrier said parking all of its planes “removes significant costs” as the airline industry struggles to cope with a collapse in demand.

Loganair: The Scottish regional airline said on March 30 that it intends to ask the government for a rescue plan to deal with the impact of the pandemic. Loganair will go to government despite the fact that finance minister Rishi Sunak told him last week that airlines should exhaust all other funding options before asking for help.

Jet2: The low-budget airline suspended all flights departing from Britain until April 30. A number of Jet2 flights turned around last month during a trip to Spain when a blockade was announced in the country.

Virgin Atlantic: The airline said on March 16 that it would have reduced its lights by 80% by March 26, and that figure will drop to 85% in April. He also urged the government to provide carriers with up to £ 7.5 billion in emergency credit facilities.

Ryanair: More than 90% of the Irish airline’s planes are now immobilized, with the rest of the plane on repatriation and rescue flights.


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