FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airways is canceling prolonged leaves for about 3,300 flight attendants and telling them to come back again to work in time for the vacation season.
And American plans to rent 800 new flight attendants by subsequent March, in response to an airline government.
The strikes are the newest indication that leisure journey within the U.S. is recovering more quickly from the pandemic than airways anticipated.
“Growing buyer demand and new routes beginning later this 12 months imply we’d like extra flight attendants to function the airline,” Brady Byrnes, the airline’s vice chairman of flight service, informed flight attendants in a memo Thursday.
Byrnes stated cabin crews who’re getting back from depart will return to flights in November or December.
Final 12 months, American provided long-term leaves of absence to flight attendants and different workers to chop prices whereas it struggled with a steep drop in journey attributable to the coronavirus outbreak. Different airways did the identical factor. Now they want folks.
Delta Air Traces CEO Ed Bastian stated this week that his airline expects to rent between 4,000 and 5,000 staff this 12 months. Delta plans so as to add 1,300 reservations brokers by this fall to cut back lengthy waits on maintain for patrons who name the airline. It’s additionally including customer support, cargo and airport staff and plans to rent greater than 1,000 pilots earlier than subsequent summer time.
When the pandemic hit, the variety of folks flying within the U.S. plunged beneath 100,000 on some days, a degree not seen in a long time. This 12 months, it has climbed from lower than 700,000 a day in early February to 2 million a day in July.
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