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Pilot shortage pushes American Airlines to end service to 4 US cities.

Pilot shortage pushes American Airlines to end service to 4 US cities.

American Airlines cuts three cities from network due to pilot shortage

Lack of the pilot shortage, American Airlines will stop serving 4 US locations.

As per source Due to a pilot shortage, Texas -based American Airlines has declared that it will stop serving four US destinations after the Labor Day weekend in early September. With thousands of cancellations in recent months and a countrywide shortage of pilots and other airline staff, the action represents the latest setback for the US airline sector. Due to a shortage of pilots, American Airlines (AA) will stop operating to Islip and Ithaca in New York, Toledo in Ohio, and Dubuque in Iowa as of September 7.

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Generally, regional affiliates of American Airlines provide up to two daily flights to the bigger hubs in each of the four locations. According to the statement, “We’ll immediately contact out to customers planning to travel after this date to provide alternate arrangements.” Due to the continued pilot shortage, a number of other significant US airlines have also announced the cancellation of thousands of flights between now and Labor Day weekend. As the firm plans to hire 10,000 new employees to deal with the demand for travel, Southwest Airlines has reduced roughly 20,000 flights.
In a recent open letter to passengers, Delta Airlines stated that they were cutting 100 flights per day from July 1 to August 7 and that they were working a record amount of overtime to get there. The airline also stated that at the current rate, by this fall, pilots will have flown more overtime in 2022 than in all of 2018 and 2019, which was our busiest year to date. Just on Sunday, there were almost 3,000 countrywide flight delays and 800 cancellations. Airlines claim that a shortage of pilots and severe weather are to responsible for the high number of cancelled flights.

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