To overcome labour and skill shortages, airlines need to partner

Published: 25 January 2023

High costs for labour and a shortage of key skills have contributed to serious challenges for airlines. And there is still turbulence ahead for the industry, says Ed Sims, the former CEO of WestJet. To make this situation even more challenging, shareholders are growing impatient after several years of losses, Sims told Prof. Karl Moore in an interview for Les Affaires.  According to Sims, increased cooperation through partnerships are a step that airlines could take to resolve the industry’s shortages of labour and skills. 

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