China Airlines pilots at the Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei. Photo: CNA

Asia’s budget airlines struggling to get rapidly expanding fleets into the air amid worsening pilot shortage

  • In Southeast Asia alone, low cost carriers have about 1,400 aircraft on order, compared with fewer than 400 for full-service carriers
  • But the number of pilots is lagging behind, leaving the airlines struggling to fill their cockpit crews
Topic |   Aviation

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China Airlines pilots at the Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei. Photo: CNA
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