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Icelandair Rehires Pilots and Flight Attendants

The economic situation in the aviation sector is rapidly improving. Icelandair has rehired 28 pilots from the group that was laid off last fall. Most of the 133 flight attendants who lost their jobs in November have been rehired temporarily for the summer.

Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The situation has improved among other reasons because of an agreement on charter flights between Icelandair and Air Finland, Fréttabladid reports.

The agreement includes that seven Icelandair pilots will be relocated to Air Finland for four months and will thus create slots for an equal number of pilots in Iceland.

Iceland Express also had to lay off some of its employees last fall. Domestic airline Air Iceland did not have to resort to such measures, but decided not to hire any new employees. However, the airline will require some replacements for the summer.

Click here to read more about the layoffs at Icelandair.

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