The long term question now isn’t if they can get back in the air at all, but what the current owners decide to do when it comes time to renew. I have also heard that some aircraft are flying - but that there is no explanation as to who gets a call back and who doesn’t. It could be in seniority order - many have no idea what is going on till today.
But even if everything is ok - what do you think will happen when its time to renew - do you keep investing into an airline that left you stranded? Do you as a client worth a considerable amount of money care more about the money or your feeling of safety?
There are a lot more questions than answers at this time - I still worry about my friends and coworkers (ex workers actually) - I know they are not all well off and living the good life. Times like these can be very tough on people financially speaking.
Also - If Avantair knew it was only going to be standing down for a couple of weeks and it would recall everybody, why furlough everyone, if it was gonna be a fast 2 weeks - wouldn’t the management want to keep employees paid as a sign of good faith? If avantair couldn’t afford to pay- what does that say about the companies money situation?