Major airlines accused of poaching regional pilots

PILOT CRISIS: Regional Express – the sole commercial passenger operator at Mount Gambier Airport – has warned more services will be trimmed across its regional network. The carrier has already scaled back a number of flights at Mount Gambier. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

A REGIONAL aviation carrier has accused two national airline giants of “rapacious plundering” of its pilot pool, which it says is causing disruptions to scheduling.

The fresh comments follow Regional Express (Rex) scaling back services at Mount Gambier Airport and expressing its opposition to the “gold-plating” of regional airports.

In an open letter to regional communities, the airline has flagged it will trim more services in regional Australia to “conserve resources”.

This fuelled concerns

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It sounds crazy to me.. only the other day I read of a massive upgrade to the Mount Airport.. why would you bother if flights are becoming less. Unbelievable!!!!

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