Airlines Substitute Buses for Planes as Pilot Shortage Persists

April 24, 2022

“The pilot shortage for the industry is real and most airlines are simply not going to be able to realize their capacity plans because there simply aren’t enough pilots, at least not for the next five-plus years,” Scott Kirby, chief executive officer of United Airlines Holdings Inc. said earlier this week on a conference call.That will likely force United to keep 150 regional planes parked despite increased domestic travel demand, he said.