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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 11:49
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Dr Esteban
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: EGSS
Posts: 55
Why no European crew bases for EK/EY/QR?

Hello All,

Why don't the major Middle-Eastern airlines consider crew bases in Europe,
like some of their Far-Eastern counterparts? Either operate a proper crew
base (CX) or a commuter base (eg. Netjets/KE/HU/CA).

This could potentially be interesting for airlines, especially over the next few
years as they will struggle with massive expansion, high demand for qualified
pilots and high attrition rates.
In addition it could result in significant savings with regard to housing and
education allowances.

I am sure pilots would also be more likely to consider a job with these airlines
if they could be based in Europe.

Please discuss.
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