7-Oct-2010 10:55 AM

American Airlines recalls 800 furloughed employees

American Airlines announced (06-Oct-2010) plans to send recall notices to 545 flight attendants and 250 pilots. American stated several factors contributed to the company's ability to recall, including its efforts to capitalise on new international flying and business opportunities with British Airways and Iberia, its strengthening of cornerstone hubs and preparatiions for its pending alliance with Japan Airlines. The first group of 25 pilots will be recalled in mid Nov-2010 and the company will continue to recall at a rate of approximately 30 per month. For flight attendants, recall notices will be sent in phases. The first notices will be issued to approximately 225 flight attendants this month; subsequent notifications will follow later in the year. [more]