American Airlines is cancelling hundreds of flights until at least mid-July, as it strives to maintain service in the midst of massively increasing travel demand.
Shannon Gilson, a spokesperson for the airline, told CNN: “The first few weeks of June have brought unprecedented weather to our largest hubs, heavily impacting our operation and causing delays, cancelled flights and disruptions to crew member schedules and our customers’ plans.
“That, combined with the labour shortages some of our vendors are contending with and the incredibly quick ramp up of customer demand, has led us to build in additional resilience and certainty to our operation by adjusting a fraction of our scheduled flying through mid-July.”
However, the ‘fraction’ of targeted cancellations adds up to hundreds of flights through mid-July.
On Saturday, American Airlines had 120 cancellations, and the company is projecting 50 to 80 flight cancellations per day going forward.