May 17, 2022

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United and American Airlines are replacing planes with buses on some routes in an effort to address the shortage of pilots

United and American Airlines are replacing planes with buses on some routes in an effort to address the shortage of pilots

United have signed a contract with Colorado-based company Landline.EQRoy/Shutterstock

  • Some US airlines are replacing planes with bus travel on short routes to meet the shortage of pilots.

  • United and American recently signed contracts with bus company Landline, according to Bloomberg.

  • One way provided by united It will transport passengers from Denver to smaller cities such as Breckenridge.

The persistent shortage of pilots has prompted US airlines to replace planes with buses on some routes in an effort to tackle the problem.

Bloomberg mentioned United and American Airlines are among the airlines using the new scheme.

Labor shortages continue to pose problems for many industries, including aviation, where salary increases and higher bonuses are used to attract and retain talent.

Bear Bloomberg, United and American have signed contracts with Colorado-based Landline to ferry passengers and their baggage on the bus on shorter local routes.

One of these methods you offer united It will carry passengers from Denver to smaller cities such as Breckenridge and Fort Collins.

American Bus Service Scheduled to start on June 3. Passengers will be transported between Philadelphia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

United and American did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment outside of normal business hours.

The pilot shortage has affected other airlines as well. Delta Air Lines has announced that it will reduce its educational requirements for prospective pilots when applying by waiving the requirement for a four-year college degree.

Meanwhile, Breeze Airways is battling labor shortages Employing pilots from Australia under the E-3 visa program for skilled workers.

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Recently, United said it had cut 29 cities This summer indefinitely because its partner SkyWest Airlines does not have enough pilots to fly on the routes.

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