SIA losing pilots to rival airlines amid global shortage

SIA has lost about 180 pilots in the last five to six years to rival airlines, mainly from China and the Middle East. It needs to grow its pilot pool to support future growth, sources said.
SIA has lost about 180 pilots in the last five to six years to rival airlines, mainly from China and the Middle East. It needs to grow its pilot pool to support future growth, sources said.ST FILE PHOTO

It says the attrition is within projection and is confident of retaining and attracting pilots

A global pilot shortage has hit Singapore Airlines (SIA), which has lost about 180 pilots in the last five to six years to rival airlines, mainly from China and the Middle East.

The rate of attrition is historically high and worrying, sources told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2018, with the headline 'SIA losing pilots to rival airlines amid global shortage'. Print Edition | Subscribe