Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, is cutting frequencies on certain destinations due to a shortfall of 100 to 150 pilots. Not only Brussels Airport is affected, also flight frequencies to London, Munich and Oslo have been reduced. Emirates is currently grounding not less than twenty aircraft1.
Already in April the airline announced that they would face a pilot shortage this summer: “We’re a tad short in pilots,” Emirates Airlines executive Clark said, adding that the service reductions will be short term and that crew numbers should be alright again by September or October.
1 source: Nieuwsblad.be