Czech national carrier CSA has stated it is planning to lay off a third of its pilots this year after the crisis in Ukraine has caused passenger numbers from Russia and other countries in the region to decline significantly. CSA spokesman Daniel Sabik said the airline also plans to sell six of its A320 aircraft which are no longer needed. CSA pilots have protested the announcement, saying in a statement this week that the plan to eliminate 77 pilots, 172 flight attendants and 66 administrative staff “threaten the airline’s very existence.” The Czech government sold a minority 44% stake to
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