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American Airlines to Cut Service to Four Cities Due to Pilot Shortages


American Airlines introduced that they are going to be slicing service to 4 regional cities efficient from September 7. These 4 cities are Islip and Ithaca in New York, Toledo in Ohio, and Dubuque in Iowa. 

The airline blamed the dearth of regional pilots for dropping providers to the cities. Currently the cities are served by as much as two each day flights to bigger hubs. The AA spokesperson stated that 100 regional aircrafts are grounded because of regional pilot shortages. The airline claimed that they are going to be taking steps resembling boosting regional pilot pay for a dependable schedule in future. Till then the airline will proceed to serve airports lower than 100 miles from every of those 4 cities. 

The pilot scarcity has been affecting the airline trade. American Airlines grew to become newest in line to chop providers. United Airlines additionally dropped service to 29 cities this summer season citing pilot scarcity. Pilot hiring consultants warn that the pilot scarcity gained’t be resolved for a number of extra years because it takes time to coach new pilots and extra pilots are anticipated to retire within the subsequent few years.

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