American Airlines Drops 3 Cities From Service, Blaming Pilot Shortage And ‘Weak Demand’

American Airlines Three more flight paths closed this spring due to low demand and an ongoing pilot shortage.

The airline told FOX Business of the decision in a statement sent Saturday.

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American Airlines planes park at their gates at Miami International Airport on December 10, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedel/Getty Images/Getty Images)

“In response to the regional pilot shortage affecting the airline industry and weak demand, American Airlines has made the difficult decision to terminate service at Columbus, Georgia (CSG), Del Rio, Texas (DRT) and Long Beach, California (LGB) this spring,” the company wrote. American Airlines.

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Only a total of eight American Airlines planes depart daily from Columbus, Del Rio, and long beach.

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American Airlines operates more than 5,000 flights around the world each day.

The three cities currently serve it regional partners American Airlines.

“We are extremely grateful for the care and service our team members have provided to our customers in these cities, and are working closely with them during this time. We will proactively communicate with customers scheduled to travel to offer alternative arrangements,” the airline told FOX Business.

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An American Airlines jet at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images/Getty Images)

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American Airlines has dropped 19 cities from its routes since the start of the pandemic. Other airlines have seen similar service cuts due to an ongoing shortage of pilots, as well as dwindling demand.

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