British Airways has already announced to cut 12,000 employee jobs. The airlines industry lose its business due to the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, they decide to cut off employee’s jobs.
The International Airlines Group (IAG), which owns Europe’s largest airline monitoring agency, said on Tuesday. A letter was also sent to the employees’ union on behalf of British Airways. It emphasizes on restructuring the company in the existing situation. British Airways currently has a total of 45,000 employees. That includes 16,510 cabin crew, 3,903 pilots, and 4,696 engineers.
The IAG covers Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Vueling. All in all, the International Consolidated Airlines Group’s operating loss in the first quarter was about 535 million euros. The quarter’s profit last year was 135 million euros. Revenue fell by about 13 percent. The company has forecast more losses in the second quarter.
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Another European airline, Lufthansa, has announced plans to reduce its fleet of aircraft. The air transport system to be profitable to be reactivated. They think it could take at least a year. As a result, Lufthansa is taking steps to limit low-budget flights.
British Airways pilot Peter Login wrote in a Twitter post on Wednesday, “I have the keys to the Seven-Four-Seven hanging in the cupboard for now. Now I’m back in the cockpit of the Tesco van. ”
According to Peter Login’s Twitter profile, he is basically a skilled pilot. Worked at British Airways. Before that, he was at a big travel company called Thomas Cook which went bankrupt a few days ago. Many people have congratulated Peter for choosing Tesco’s delivery driver in the lockdown.
Many people commented on his tweet. One of them wrote in a comment, “You are such a great superstar. We need such perseverance and vision to overcome this crisis. You are a shining example. The message is clear to everyone – at such times, either help with the essential work or stay at home. ”
Peter’s close friend John Barn Pol commented on that tweet. He writes, “Do you really have 747? And when the plane is parked, do you lock it with a key? ”. In response, Peter wrote, “Unfortunately, large jets do not have keys, which would have been nice if they had.”
On other people, Ian asked, “When your pilots don’t fly for long periods of time, do you think you forget to fly? When you start flying again, will you take new training in the simulator again?.
In response, Peter wrote that there is a real danger of forgetting to fly. However, it is one of a kind. The rule we have to follow as pilots is to have experience of at least one landing in the last 35 days and three landings in 90 days. If you don’t have this experience in a real plane, then you have to have this experience in a simulator. ”
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— British Airways (@British_Airways) April 28, 2020