Wednesday, October 6, 2010

American Airlines to recollect pilots, flight attendants

American Airlines on Wednesday said it is recalling hundreds of furloughed pilots and flight attendants after forming joint businesses with numerous other airlines.

American Airlines said it is distributes recall notices to 250 pilots and 545 flight attendants. This method will work in stages, with 225 flight attendants to be recalled this month, and the first wave of 25 pilots to be recalled in mid-November.

American said the recalls result from a just formed joint partnership with British Airways and the Spanish airline Iberia. Also, the airline said it has awaiting deal with Japan Airlines.

My trust is that trends similar to this will continue, said Gerard Arpey, chief executive of AMR (AMR, Fortune 500), the holding company for American Airlines.

The airline said that numerous new routes are opening up in April, as well as a London to San Diego route operated with British Airways and a Madrid to Los Angeles route operated with Iberia.

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