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"Olympic Air" is preparing for its first flight in October

25 August 2009 / 16:08:00  GRReporter
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The new Olympic, which is now owned by MIG, has enough pilots and Olympic Air will start flying from October 1.

A published article claimed that the pilots of the former public Olympic did not want to sign contracts with the new employers because they offered them lower salaries. But representatives from MIG claim that this counts for only "a few spoiled pilots." They also noted that the salaries are higher and are competitive compared to the ones in other airline companies.

Based on latest information, MIG prefers to hire pilots of Airbus 319/320 and all other pilots of Boeing, who will be hired will have to pass a training. Also, priority will have Olympic pilots who have served in the Air Force, because they are more experienced and disciplined.

"It is a fact that some pilots from the old Olympic prefer to retire or to be posted in public organizations like the Civil Aviation Services, because of the opportunities offered by the public sector. But anyway most of them will not be hired in the new Olympic," says an announcement by MIG.

For now MIG announced that the land services, also known as Olympic Handling, is ready and that the opening of Olympic Engineering, which deals with the support of the planes, is being prepared. It will function in the new Technical base of the international airport in Athens Elefterios Venizelos.


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