American Airlines announced this weekend that it canceled more than 300 flights because it did not have enough people to staff those planes, CNBC reported.
According to an American spokeswoman, the company will cancel 1% of its flights in the first half of July.
“The first few weeks of June have brought unprecedented weather to our largest hubs, heavily impacting our operation and causing delays, canceled flights and disruptions to crewmember schedules and our customers’ plans,” Shannon Gilson, a spokeswoman for the airline, told CNN.
“That, combined with the labor 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.”
Gibson said the company is projecting 50 to 80 flight cancellations per day going forward.
Customers booked on flights through July 15 will be notified if their flights have been canceled, Gibson said.
Gibson said that American Airlines would scatter cancellations throughout its network, although CNN is reporting that the airline’s Dallas-Fort Worth hub will be the most affected.
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