Gap Fill - Pilots - Level 5


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   available      better      concerns      conditions      confident      cost      crew      damage      flights      future      image      increases      industry      lack      loyalty      passengers      pay      pilots      skill      toxic  
Europe's biggest low- airline has promised pay and working for pilots. It wants to stop them leaving the company. The CEO of Ryanair wrote to the budget airline's 4,200 to address their . He offered pilots salary of up to $11,700 and bonuses. A long-serving pilot told the BBC this was, "too little, too late". He said: "There is a of basic benefits [for pilots] - no free bottles of water, coffee or tea and no meals." Pilots also had to buy their own uniform. He added: "People have just had enough of the atmosphere."

The CEO is trying to repair the done to Ryanair's after a scheduling error with pilot holidays. This mistake meant more than 20,000 have been cancelled because of a lack of pilots. This has affected 700,000 . An industry analyst said the airline disrespected the " set" of pilots. He said Ryanair was "being forced to backpedal, apologize and meet [pilots'] demands". The CEO is that pilots will stay with Ryanair, "for a brighter, better ". He added: "We are a very secure employer in a very insecure ."

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