“At this time, it is our sincere hope that the furloughs and layoffs experienced by the employees covered by this notice will only be temporary,” PSA said in its letter to Ohio. “However, due to the unique and unpredictable nature of the pandemic, we cannot presently predict or guarantee a timeline for the recall of any employee impacted by this reduction, assuming we are in a position to recall employees in the future.”
For years, PSA worked hard to find qualified employees, offering pilot and technician bonuses and other incentives.
A regional carrier for American Airlines, PSA Airlines has been the only airline based in the state of Ohio. It has been based in Dayton since 1986.
In 2016, the company officially opened its $13 million, 77,000-square-foot maintenance hangar at Dayton International, at the time a significant step in what was then strong growth.
The July 17 letter to Ohio is signed by Margaret Soda, PSA’s vice president of human resources and labor relations.
American Airlines has issued nearly 3,000 furlough notices, according to the Dallas Morning News. PSA also sent notice that nearly 250 of its employees at Charlotte Douglas International Airport will be laid off, a newspaper in Charlotte, N.C. reported. There have also been media reports of nearly 90 PSA layoffs in Philadelphia.
A message seeking comment was sent to PSA representatives in Dayton Tuesday.