Royal Air Maroc crisis continues as airline cancelling more than 10 flights a day and losing an estimated $2 million USD each day.
The Airline’s hundreds of pilots are on strike since July 18, demanding a pay raise of MAD 15,000 (1580 USD) per month.
Moroccan Association of Airline Pilots (AMPL) blame the airline for closing RAM pilot training centre in 2014 and send the students to ENAC in Toulouse, France, for training. The AMPL also says that airline closed the training school and began hiring foreign pilots instead of giving jobs to Moroccans.
According to AMPL, in 2018, airline hired 540 pilots and co-pilots, but could meet the demand. The airline requires at least 100 more pilots, and offered 87 positions to foreigners, but only 26 accepted the offer.
AMPL says the solution to ongoing problem would be reopen the school.