- American Airlines Group Inc. AAL plans to discontinue service to four US cities from September. The cities will lose scheduled commercial air service entirely, reported CNBC.
- AAL blamed the service restrictions on a regional pilot shortage. The report further noted American Airlines, United Airlines Holdings Inc. UALand Delta Air Lines, Inc. BRANCH have reduced service between several smaller cities and major hubs, citing a scarcity of aviators as the reason.
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- The cities include Toledo, Ohio; Islip, NY; Ithaca, NY, and Dubuque, Iowa, which will lose service from American Airlines on Sept. 7, after Labor Day.
- “We’ll proactively reach out to customers scheduled to travel after this date to offer alternate arrangements,” the report cited American Airlines.
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- American Airlines stated that flights at other airports between 45 and 120 miles distant would continue to serve the locations.
- Price Action: AAL shares are trading higher by 0.92% at $13.22 during the pre-market session on Thursday.
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