American Airlines to stop flying to Dubuque, Islip, Ithaca, Toledo

American Airlines plans to drop service to 4 U.S. cities in September, together with Dubuque, Iowa, which can lose scheduled business air service altogether.

The Fort Worth-based service blamed the service cuts on a scarcity of regional pilots. American, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have every scaled again service between some smaller cities and their hubs, citing an absence of aviators.

The 4 cities — Toledo, Ohio; Islip, N.Y.; Ithaca, N.Y., and Dubuque — will every lose service from American on Sept. 7, after Labor Day.

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"We'll proactively reach out to customers scheduled to travel after this date to offer alternate arrangements," American mentioned in a press release.

The airports had been served by American Airlines' regional airline subsidiaries. Last week, these carriers jacked up pilot wages in an effort to stem the shortfall, which comes after a number of airways shed aviators in the course of the pandemic solely to be caught flat-footed when journey demand snapped again.

Holly Kemler, spokeswoman for Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport, mentioned the airport employees "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 mentioned. "Unfortunately, we understand this is a current continued trend in the aviation industry."

Kemler mentioned the airport remains to be served by sun-seeker-focused airline Allegiant.

American Airlines mentioned the cities will nonetheless be served by flights at different airports which are between 45 miles and 120 miles away.

based mostly on web site supplies www.cnbc.com

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