Cyprus Mail reader asks an interesting question:
Having just read your article on the Cyprus Airways pilots’ legal action against the board, I cannot believe their audacity.
They talk about how the board should remove excess staff. There are 71 pilots for a fleet of six aircraft. That is an amazing amount of pilots for such a small fleet. That is the equivalent of 10 crews per aircraft, when normally an airline would have four, possibly five crews per aircraft, especially with such a small route structure. Why so many pilots?
No wonder the airline cannot make a profit.
I wonder how many people actually know the following:
- how many aircraft Cyprus Airways has in its fleet?
- how many pilots are employed by the Cyprus Airways?
- how many pilots are usually in one crew?
- how many crews on average an airline has per aircraft?
- how does the number of crews per aircraft varies based on the route structure?