CastropRauxel From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 467 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3289 times:
According to an Israeli financial journal, 6H offered its pilots a job at VN.
The airline has stopped its service to JFK, and apparently this is their creative idea of relocation instead of lay-offs... All pilots have received the offers with job contracts from VN.
How bizarre is that??
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 28480 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3273 times:
Not to bizarre.
Israir is a charter airline and crew leasing to other carriers is something part of the business they can offer. As example recently I know a European airline that had an overage of crews and sent a bunch to Saudi Arabia on a long term contract.
Working for VN for a few months is probably better then being unemployed I would think.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
Yes, but here we don't speak about just a few months, but the pilots were given long-term contracts. I don't know, it seems strange to me. the airline knows it's not gonna need those pilots again - no plans to reinstate the JFK route, and they are definitely not expanding now.
anyway I didn't know you can "lease" your pilots...
CastropRauxel From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
Quoting Q120 (Reply 7): So is Israir going to finish soon?
why is the pull out of JFK so sudden?
Just as TG, 6H claims that despite high loads, the fuel price (which in the meantime is back to $100...) and expenses make the route unprofitable. not sure how long they're going to stay in the game if that's the case, what with most of their business charter-based.