Emirates to Face Pilot and Crew Shortages This Summer
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A Boeing 777 passenger aircraft operated by Emirates Airlines, which has done a better job of buying enough airplanes to handle future needs than it has of hiring pilots. Natalie Naccache / Bloomberg
Skift Take: To be clear, Emirates isn't unusual here. The entire airline industry is forecast to need more than 25,000 new pilots a year for the next couple of decades to keep up with demand and a workforce that is retiring. One way to address the shortfall would be to (cough, cough) pay pilots more.