- American Airlines Group Inc. AAL plans to discontinue service to four US cities beginning in September. Cities will lose scheduled commercial air service entirely, CNBC reported.
- AAL blamed the service restrictions on a shortage of regional pilots. The report further noted that American Airlines, United Airlines Holdings Inc. LAUand Delta Air Lines, Inc. DAL reduced service between several smaller towns and major hubs, citing the scarcity of airmen as the reason.
- Related: US faces severe pilot shortage and seeks solution: CNBC
- Cities include Toledo, Ohio; Islip, NY; Ithaca, NY, and Dubuque, Iowa, which will lose American Airlines service on Sept. 7, after Labor Day.
- “We will proactively contact customers who are due to travel after this date to offer alternative arrangements,” the report quoted American Airlines as saying.
- Related: American Airlines regional pilots get big pay rises as competition intensifies: CNBC
- American Airlines said flights at other airports between 45 and 120 miles would continue to serve the locations.
- price action: AAL shares are trading up 0.92% at $13.22 in Thursday’s pre-market session.
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