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Airlines are now facing an airplane shortage

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As airlines grapple with staff shortages and maintenance delays, they’re now facing an airplane shortage. According to Reuters, delegates to the annual Airline Economics conference in Dublin were told that manufacturers are missing their delivery targets and that could hamper an unexpected surge in travel prompted largely by China’s abrupt cancellation of many COVID restrictions. “We are seeing a very strong rebound in travel,” AerCap Chief Executive Aengus Kelly said “I think we will see a full… (www.airguide.info) More...

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jeffinsydney
jeff slack 25
I know a desert in the USA where you can find a few to fill the void while waiting for some new (sarcasm) ...........
Rodstein
Marc Rodstein 8
What good are more airplanes if they have no pilots to fly them? They can barely staff their current fleets.
Jaime1949
well said mr rodstein
ImperialEagle
ImperialEagle 5
Well, not everything parked out in the desert is completely clapped-out. There are still some good airplanes out there, they just aren't as fuel efficient as newer models are. However, if load factors are high enough to make money with them we may see some of them return.
srobak
srobak 3
This should not be a surprise. Between labor shortages & skilled trade depletion and supply chain issues - combined with prematurely retiring airframes simply because they "sat too long during covid" (when they should have been kept in rotation - albeit a greatly reduced one) - along with the long-standing, misguided issue of carriers using multiple 3 and 4 seat narrow regionals from/to the same originations and destinations over a 2 hour period (this has been happening for many years) - there could be no other possible outcome.
Rodstein
Marc Rodstein 2
What good are more airplanes if they have no pilots to fly them?
ewrcap
I was in ROW recently. There were at least 50 757s parked. I’d love to see them flying again!
watkinssusan
well,its always something isnt it??the airline business is rebounding faster than expected,and with a shortage of pilots and other personnel,as well as weather and computer problems,they have been trying to get back on the runway!
ed7778
Don't worry. Mayor Pete will fix this problem, also.
Ohio2Montana
Ohio2Montana -7
I wonder how much of the government assistance money went to useless woke endeavors instead of actually keeping airlines up and ready to go....
harriergnawing0c
Stef Lar 8
I wonder how much of the government assistance money went to airline shareholders and executive pay instead of actually keeping airlines up and ready to go....
ewrcap
The government is not in charge of running airlines. Deregulation ended that. Are you asking for bigger government. Socialism?

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