News

224 EgyptAir Pilots Resign

224 EgyptAir Pilots Resign

egyptair-737-800

Egypt’s flag air carrier Egyptair announced on Wednesday that 224 of its pilots handed in their resignations after making financial and administrative demands, adding that air traffic has not been affected.

Egyptair’s morning flight to Istanbul is the single trip that was affected by the resignations, Sameh Hanafi, the chairman of Egyptair holding told Aswat Masriya over the phone.

The trip was delayed and passengers were notified, he said.

Hanafi said negotiations were held with the pilots prior to their resignations, but the company’s financial situation and the circumstances in the country do not allow for pay increases, with the company’s losses last year reaching 10 billion Egyptian pounds.

Hanafi said he is now holding a “crisis” meeting with the operation department to follow up on work flow and flights.

The head of the pilots union said in a statement that civil aviation authorities decided on 14 working hours per day for pilots, which is straining them. He added that a lawsuit was filed because of the working hours, in which pilots contest that authorities have violated labour laws.

Egyptian Wins Prestigious Kentucky Derby
Egypt to Host Libyan Tribes Meeting to 'Unify the Libyan People'

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in News

Egypt’s Misses Out on Football Tokyo 2020 Semifinals after Brazil Defeat

Nadine Khaled31 July 2021

Egypt Secures Tokyo 2020 Handball Quarterfinals Spot After Dominant Victory Over Sweden

Egyptian Streets30 July 2021

Egypt Qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Quarterfinals After Defeating Australia 2-0

Egyptian Streets28 July 2021

Amazon to Launch ‘Amazon.eg’ in Egypt in 2021

Egyptian Streets27 July 2021

Clashes Erupt After Tunisia’s President Sacks Prime Minister Following COVID-19 Protests

Egyptian Streets26 July 2021

Seif Eissa Wins Egypt’s Second Medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Marina Makary26 July 2021

Hedaya Malak Wins Egypt’s First Medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Egyptian Streets26 July 2021

Egypt’s Olympics Handball Team Defeats Portugal 37-31

Nadine Khaled24 July 2021