A shortage of pilots prompted American Airlines to abandon its services in 4 cities: CNBC – Benzinga


  • American Airlines Group AAL It plans to shut down service to four US cities from September. Cities will lose all scheduled commercial air service, CNBC reported.
  • The AAL blamed service limitations on a regional pilot shortage. The report also referred to American Airlines, United Airlines Holdings Inc UALAnd the Delta Airlines, Inc DA It reduced service between many smaller towns and major hubs, citing a dearth of pilots as the reason.
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  • Cities include Toledo, Ohio. Islip, New York; Ithaca, New York, and Dubuque, Iowa, which will lose service from American Airlines on September 7, after Labor Day.
  • “We will proactively contact customers scheduled to travel after this date to provide alternative arrangements,” the report cited American Airlines.
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  • American Airlines said flights at other airports between 45 and 120 miles in size will continue to service the locations.
  • price movement: AAL shares are trading 0.92% higher at $13.22 during the pre-market session on Thursday.
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