U.S. airline employment to reach lowest levels in decades after pandemic cuts 90,000 jobs

first_imgU.S. airlines employment will fall to the lowest since the mid-1980s by the end of 2020, the result of the pandemic’s devastating impact on the sector, an industry group said Thursday.Airlines will have cut the equivalent of about 90,000 jobs by then, the result of more than 30,000 furloughs at airlines like United and American that began last month and the departure of thousands of other workers that accepted buyouts from Southwest, Delta and other carriers.Passenger carriers and their employees’ labor unions have repeatedly urged Congress for a second $25 billion federal aid package to preserve jobs through March, but so far Congress and the White House haven’t reached an agreement on a new national coronavirus stimulus package, or aid solely for battered sector.- Advertisement – The industry’s workforce in the fourth quarter will fall to about 370,000 full-time equivalent jobs, from 460,000 in March, according to Airlines for America, a trade group that represents the major U.S. airlines.Air travel demand has begun to recover from more than five-decade lows hit in April, early in the pandemic, but it remains a fraction of last year’s levels. Since the start of October, the Transportation Security Administration screened 34 million people, down nearly 65% from the 97 million people who went through airport checkpoints during the same time last year.Thanksgiving will provide only a modest uptick in demand, and airline executives on Thursday highlighted continued challenges facing the business in the pandemic.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Airlines for America said U.S. carriers’ Thanksgiving-week capacity will be down close to 39% from a year ago, compared with a 47% drop in the first two and a half weeks of November.Southwest on Thursday said a revenue rebound appeared to be losing steam for November and December bookings.“While the Company expected the election to impact trends, it is unclear whether the softness in booking trends is also a direct result of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases,” Southwest said in a filing “As such, the Company remains cautious in this uncertain revenue environment.” Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian noted the optimism following positive results from a Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine trial released earlier this week, news that sent airline stocks soaring, but warned the industry isn’t out of the woods.“Keep in mind that while developing a vaccine is an important step, widespread distribution will take many months, so we continue to expect 2021 will be a year with continued challenges,” he said in a staff note.center_img – Advertisement – A United Airlines plane takes off above American Airlines planes on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on October 1, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.Mario Tama | Getty Imageslast_img read more

Swimming Bees beat Auburn, get ready for sectionals

first_imgSo the regular season is complete for the Baldwinsville boys swim team, a successful journey where it went 9-2, only taking defeats to Liverpool and Fayetteville-Manlius.Now the Bees could put its full energy into preparation for the Section III championships late next week at Nottingham High School. The Class A meet is Feb. 13 and the state qualifier takes place on the afternoon of Feb. 15.Before all this, the Bees traveled to Auburn Wednesday night and, earning its ninth win of the season, pulled away from the Maroons to prevail 84-70. Schultz, in 54.28 seconds, pulled away from Auburn’s Riley Fitzgerald (57.24) in the 100 freestyle as German was third and Solomon fourth. Ludden beat the field in the 500 freestyle in 5:10.22.Pairing up, German, Gruppe, Smith and Harrison Meyers swam the 200 freestyle relay in 1:43.65. Schultz, Ludden, Gruppe and Burns went 3:47.47 in the 400 freestyle relay.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Aidan Solomon had a standout meet. In the 100-yard backstroke he finished in one minute, 6.11 seconds to edge Nick Schultz (1:06.13) by two-hundredths of a second, also helping Schultz, Bailey Ludden and John Burns take first in the 200 medley relay in 1:46.39.Burns led a top-three sweep of the 100 butterfly, going 56.72 seconds ahead of Quinn Gruppe (1:00.34) and Tristan Miranda (1:05.99), while it was Miranda prevailing in the 200 freestyle in 2:00.11 as Alex Lamkoski (2:13.77) edged Nate Durkin (2:15.44) for second place.In yet another 1-2-3 sweep, Harrison German beat the field in the 50 freestyle in 25.40 seconds to the 25.86 from Trevor Kantak and the 25.90 from Eric Smith.center_img Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys swimminglast_img read more

Barcelona transfer ban upheld.

first_imgBut CAS have found no reason for the ban to be overturned, and Barcelona must now wait until the January 2016 transfer window before they can add to their squad again. Barcelona will be unable to make any signings in 2015 after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld their transfer ban.The Catalan club were sanctioned by FIFA for signing underage players from outside of Spain.Barcelona appealed the original decision, with the delay allowing them to sign the likes of Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic.last_img