American Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 local jet airplane as seen on last technique landing at New York JFK global airport in NY, on February 13, 2020.
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American Airlines prepares to drop service to 4 U.S. cities in September, consisting of Dubuque, Iowa, which will lose scheduled industrial air service entirely.
The Fort Worth- based provider blamed the service cuts on a scarcity of local pilots. American, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have actually each downsized service in between some smaller sized cities and their centers, pointing out an absence of pilots.
The 4 cities– Toledo, Ohio; Islip, N.Y.; Ithaca, N.Y., and Dubuque– will each lose service from American onSept 7, after Labor Day.
“We’ll proactively reach out to customers scheduled to travel after this date to offer alternate arrangements,” American stated in a declaration.
The airports were served by American Airlines’ local airline company subsidiaries. Last week, those providers boosted pilot earnings in an effort to stem the shortage, which follows a number of airline companies shed pilots throughout the pandemic just to be captured flat-footed when travel need snapped back.
Holly Kemler, spokesperson for Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport, stated the airport personnel “are incredibly disappointed” by American’s choice.
“Please note, this decision was made solely by the airline, primarily due to a shortage of regional pilots,” she stated. “Unfortunately, we understand this is a current continued trend in the aviation industry.”
Kemler stated the airport is still served by sun-seeker-focused airline company Allegiant.
American Airlines stated the cities will still be served by flights at other airports that are in between 45 miles and 120 miles away.