After the corona epidemic hit hard in the last few months and caused huge losses, airlines seem to be facing a new crisis.
And the new crisis, which has emerged since the beginning of this year, is already beginning to show its impact on the threatening current period. Staff shortage in airlines With new losses to the sector that cut thousands of jobs last year.
American Airlines has had to cancel about 1,000 flights since Friday due to staff shortages due to bad weather-related disruptions.
According to the FlightAware website, which monitors delays and cancellations in US airspace, American Airlines has canceled more than 800 flights on Fridays and Saturdays and expects to cancel more than 400 flights on Sunday, AFP said.
In a note to employees Saturday, American Airlines General Manager David Seymour spoke of the difficulties that began with the strong winds that blocked the capacity and operation of the company’s headquarters in Dallas, and the difficulty in locating the pilots and crew.
According to the company, which operates 6,700 flights daily to 350 destinations around the world and 50 countries, most of the affected passengers were able to get another booking.
And “American Airlines” is not the first airline to suffer from staff shortages, as demand for travel has increased due to the elimination of vaccination campaigns and anti-virus measures against Kovit.
Last week, the Southwest had to cancel more than 2,000 flights, costing $ 75 million.