European Aviation Industry Struggles With Staff Shortages; Airlines Cancel Hundreds of Flights Ahead of the Peak Summer Season
The aviation industry in Europe is quickly recovering from the effects of the Coronavirus, but, it is experiencing staff shortages, forcing airlines to postpone hundreds of flights ahead of the high summer season. Other airlines, including Deutsche Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, and Ryanair, have indicated that they are experiencing the same issues. Airlines have suffered significant financial losses as a result of job layoffs and government-managed bailouts for certain companies. “We have to look sombrely at what the summer has in store for us and how we are going to cope. We’ll need to come together and do the best we can,” EasyJet Plc Chief Executive Officer Johan Lundgren pointed out during an aviation conference in Paris. Due to a strike at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Air France-KLM was forced to cancel 85 flights in one day. Delays have been particularly severe in the United Kingdom, despite the fact that European hubs like as Amsterdam, Paris, and Frankfurt have also been severely impacted. Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport Staff shortages have also affected non-European airports, such as Toronto Pearson International, Canada’s busiest airport, which has seen long lines and flight cancellations owing to labour shortages. In this regard, Olivier Jankovec, the head of the airport lobby ACI Europe, has stated that acquiring talent will not be easy due to the high demand in this area.
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