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Regional Carriers Offering Bonus to New Pilots: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 14, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | June 14, 2016

Regional Carriers Offering Bonus to New Pilots: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 14, 2016

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Airlines Expect Unit Revenue Turnaround
After posting some of the worst unit revenue figures in the industry, United and American Airlines expect to start turning things around this quarter. Though both airlines expect revenue to drop over the next few quarters, the drops will be progresively less.

Hainan Launches New Manchester Service
Last week, Hainan Airlines launched the first China-UK service to a city outside of London. The Chinese airline now flies between Beijing and Manchester four times per week.

Delta Curtailing Pittsburgh-Paris Flights
Pittsburgh’s international ambitions took a hit recently when Delta announced that it would be stepping back its seasonal service to Paris earlier than expected. The airline will begin drawing down its seasonal flights to the city of lights in September.

Fans Worried About Missing Soccer Match Due To French Strike
Two Irish carriers, Ryanair and Aer Lingus have both canceled flights to France because of the latest ATC strikes there. Travelers heading to the Euro 2016 soccer tournament are worried that they won’t get there in time for the matches that they have tickets for. .


A report by Britain's Equality and Human Rights Commission suggests that airlines in England, particularly British Airways, do not do enough to serve disabled passengers. The airline was singled out after reports that it damaged wheelchairs. 

Three regional carriers are trying a new tactic to deal with a pilot shortage. Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle), Piedmont and PSA Airlines are offering up to $15,000 in signing bonuses to pilots who choose to fly for them. That is significant when the starting wage for regional carriers is only about $22,000 

Frontier Airlines made a major improvement in its on time performance in April. The airline posted an ontime percentage of 85.8 percent in April. That was a major improvement over the 77.6 percent of flights that landed on time in March. 


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