Regional Airline Business at Risk?

I saw the article posted below where the SkyWest CEO was testifying how the pilot shortage may impact their operations. I know the pilot shortage is real which is leading to improvements such as better starting salaries and quality of life, but if regionals like SkyWest have to start cutting back flights and grounding airplanes, that affects their bottom line. Isn’t that why Republic went bankrupt? I’m just worried that if they don’t find a solution to the shortage, we’ll see regionals closing shop or furloughing pilots because they don’t have enough pilots to fly their planes and generate revenue…but I’d love to get your take!

Thanks as always!!


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