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Pilot Training Backlog Causes Allegiant Air Delays, Say Teamsters

Delays in training for Allegiant pilots is driving a shortage of company pilots to fly scheduled flights and re-route equipment back to hubs and maintenance centers, according to Teamsters Local 1224 President Dan Wells. “It’s obvious to us that the major service disruptions - ranging from chronic staffing and equipment shortages, increased third-party contracting and the shutdown of the company’s training department - all flow from the short-sighted decisions being made at the top,” said Capt. David Bourne, director of the Teamsters Airline Division.