Emirates Is Reducing Some Flights Because Of A Pilot Shortage

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Airlines like Emirates have tens of thousands of staff and try and plan for every possible contingency, but sometimes things are just out of their hands. Earlier this month Ben reported that Emirates was reducing flights to Florida and noted the decision, and timing, seemed odd. Well now the reason has been revealed.

Last week, Emirates President Sir Tim Clark held a press conference in Hamburg where he was talking up their new Boeing 777. He admitted that a lack of 100 to 150 pilots meant Emirates would have to reduce frequencies, at least in the short term.

In typical stoic British fashion he revealed: