Source: American Airlines
Pilot shortages have prompted American Airlines to end service to four US cities.
According to USA Today, the airline is ending service to Islip and Ithaca in New York, Toledo, Ohio, and Dubuque, Iowa beginning September 7.
“We have 100 regional aircraft on the ground that we want to fly but can’t due to lack of regional pilots,” American Airlines spokesperson Brian Metham said in a statement reported by USA Today. “Like many network carriers, we have reduced our regional flying in recent months in response to the regional pilot shortage.”
AA revealed they are taking extra steps, including increasing pilot pay rates to try and combat the problem.