Czech Airlines to eliminate one third of its pilots

Czech Airlines-CSA (Prague) is in the middle of a financial crisis. The debt-ridden state-owned carrier announced yesterday (December 5) it will dismiss 100 of its 300 pilots in a restructuring plan according to this report by Reuters.

CSA has also announced plans to transfer its short and medium-haul fleet of 11 aircraft and European routes to its lower-cost Holidays charter subsidiary.

The pilots last week protested against the plans to transfer the Airbus aircraft and some pilots called in sick in an attempt to disrupt the airlines’ operations.

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