KE Boss Sued By Own Pilots For Belittling Their Skills

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The floggings will continue until morale improves.

Pilots at KE are suing its chairman Cho Yang-Ho after he made mind-bogglingly insulting comments about their skills in a post on social media.

In March, the chairman allegedly responded to a KE pilot's Facebook post in which the pilot had detailed the complex procedures required to become a qualified commercial pilot.

"What pilots have to do is just to decide to go or not to go,” the CEO allegedly wrote.

“Flying is done by autopilot, and the flying is easier than driving a car. Only in case of an emergency do we need pilots. You (pilots) are exaggerating too much," Cho wrote, according to South Korea's Yonhap News.

Pilots of South Korean carriers Asia Airline, Jin Air and Jeju Air have also backed the lawsuit and are demanding the government takes action over the executive’s comments.

"Our honour was defamed and we were insulted by chairman Cho's comment," the union said.

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