An American Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet aircraft is seen on final approach as it descends at New York JFK International Airport on February 13, 2020 in New York City.
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American Airlines It plans to drop service to four US cities in September, including Dubuque, Iowa, which will lose scheduled commercial air service entirely.
Fort Worth-based carrier alleges cut service Shortage of regional pilots. american, United Airlines And Delta Airlines Citing a lack of aviators, each has reduced service between some of the smaller towns and their centres.
Four Cities – Toledo, Ohio; Islip, NY; Ithaca, NY, and Dubuque – Will lose service from American after Labor Day on September 7.
“We will be actively reaching out to customers traveling after this date to offer alternative arrangements,” American said in a statement.
The airport was served by regional airline subsidiaries of American Airlines. Last week, those carriers pilot salary hike trying to stop ShortageWhich comes after many airlines shed aviators during the pandemic when demand for travel returns.
Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport spokeswoman Holly Kemler said airport staff were “incredibly disappointed” by the American’s decision.
“Please note, this decision was made only by the airline, mainly due to the lack of regional pilots,” she said. “Unfortunately, we understand that this is a current continuing trend in the aviation industry.”
Kemler said the airport is still served by a sun-seeker-focused airline. Allegiant,
American Airlines said the cities would still be served by flights to other airports that are 45 miles and 120 miles apart.