Saturday, November 10, 2012

25 PLUNA Pilots Have Found Jobs outside Uruguay

Uruguayan newspaper El Pais reports that of the 120 former PLUNA pilots, 25 have found jobs outside of Uruguay with nine going to LAN in Chile and Peru, seven to COPA in Panama, and six pilots venturing as far as Ethiopia, Indonesia and Vietnam.     

The Uruguayan Civil Airline Pilots' Association (ACIPLA) estimates that 40 to 50 former PLUNA pilots have sought jobs elsewhere.  30 of the pilots were foreigners and have presumably left Uruguay.  

The pilots that found jobs in Panama and Indonesia report that they have at least doubled their former PLUNA salaries.  There were approx. 50 Uruguayan pilots and copilots flying in Chile even before the recent arrival of the ex-PLUNA flight crew members.  

Sources:  El Pais Uruguay, 14Oct12

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