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International airlines launch battle plans to deal with summer of travel chaos

International airlines launch battle plans to deal with summer of travel chaos
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Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the airline industry has been in shambles. Now a perfect storm of strikes and staff shortages is forcing airlines to shore up their battle plans to offset summer travel chaos.

Around 90,000 jobs were cut at US airlines as global mobility was halted in 2020, while easyJet and Airbus were among European companies to lay off staff.

Passenger numbers for leisure and business flights have since increased, surpassing pre-pandemic numbers. However, these austerity cuts have turned into a shortage-causing mess.

British Airways suspended sales of short-haul flights from London Heathrow on Tuesday after the airport asked airlines to reduce passenger numbers.

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