Air traffic controllers shortage dents airlines’ recovery

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By Philip Georgiadis and Claire Bushey

Europe has a shortfall of between 700 and 1,000 air traffic controllers, largely due to layoffs and recruitment freezes during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo / 123rf

Staffing shortages in air traffic control have delayed passengers in Europe and forced US airlines to cut flights, sparking an industry blame game on both sides of the Atlantic.

The shortages, combined with airspace closures


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