«VIM-Avia» has hired about 40 pilots instead of 12 retired

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotosensibile airline Vim-Avia. Archival photo«VIM-Avia» has hired about 40 pilots instead of 12 retired© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

The airline «VIM-Avia» has hired about 40 new pilots instead of 12 retired during the first five months of the year, the carrier reported on Friday.

«During the first five months of 2017 «VIM-Avia» has actually left 12 pilots, but in return for the work were taken by about 40 pilots. Mainly new members of the aircrew were invited in connection with the expansion of the fleet of «VIM-Avia», — stated in the message. The company plans in 2017 to get a few more wide-body Boeing 777 and Airbus A330.

«Therefore, completion of the aircrew pilots twice decline. However, some media still insist on treat regular rotation of personnel (and plus) as a «mass Exodus,» — noted in the company.

«VIM-Avia» also denied reports of some media about the cancellation of Charter flights — in fact, the airline reduced Charter program by 12%.

«…Today there was information that «VIM-Avia» and sent some Turkish tourist Charter flights by SMS with the announcement of the bankruptcy and offer to get home on their own. As you know, aviation and tourism markets are characterized by high level of competition, and some believe that it is all good. Surprised by the fact that several media outlets have published this outright false information, not even noticing her blatant «yellow», — stated in the message.

«VIM-Avia» earlier adjusted his schedule, in particular, reduced Charter program to solve the problem with massive delays of their flights. The head of Rosaviation Alexander Neradko in early June, explained the problems of the airline because she has not calculated its capabilities more than threefold increase in passenger traffic in the first five months of 2017. He explained the carrier flight delays, late arrival of aircraft maintenance. The Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that the government interacts with the airline and hopes that she will cope with the problems.