Dozens of Ryan International Airlines flight attendants have been asked to take voluntary furloughs.
Ryan's Director of In-Flight, Jennifer Curry, has confirmed the company asked roughly 35 flight attendants to take the furloughs. According to Curry, the company is grounding a few jets for maintenance and will not need the additional staff while those planes are down.
Curry could not comment on how long the furloughs would last, but the company has around 160 attendants on staff. Hundreds of flight attendants were put on furlough in February.
The airline also filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year. In an internal memo obtained by WREX, delays in getting a new airplane into service and a drop in troop transport flights were major factors in the company's decision to file.
Ryan International Airlines has two bases, in Rockford and Sanford, Florida, and the furloughs are company-wide.
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