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59 Icelandair Pilots Fired

According to mbl.is 59 pilots got a termination letter on Monday from Icelandair. According to Gudjón Arngrímsson, spokesman for Icelandair these are pilots that were hired to the company this spring for the summer season. This is the deal they knew they would get when they were hired.

Photo: Páll Stefánsson

“This is simply the reality that we have to live with to be sacked at the end of summer,” said Kjartan Jónsson, Manager of the Professional Pilots Association. “This is very difficult when we have to accept it for as many years as we have had to.”

Jónsson said that the talks between the pilot’s union and Icelandair touch on these hiring practices among other things. “We realize that there are ups and downs, but we can’t expect our pilots to accept this for many years.”

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