American Airlines is closing three more routes this spring due to low demand and an ongoing pilot shortage.
The airline told FOX Business of the decision in a statement sent Saturday.
“In response to the regional pilot shortage affecting the airline industry and weak demand, American Airlines has made the difficult decision to end service in Columbus, Georgia (CSG), Del Rio, Texas (DRT) and Long Beach, California (LGB) this spring », wrote American Airlines.
Only a total of eight American Airlines affiliate flights depart daily from Columbus, Del Rio and Long Beach.
American Airlines operates more than 5,000 flights globally every day.
The three cities are currently served by regional partners of 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 reach out to customers planning to travel to offer alternative arrangements, the airline tells FOX Business.
American Airlines has dropped 19 cities from its routes since the start of the pandemic. Other airlines have seen similar service cuts due to the ongoing shortage of pilots, as well as waxing and waning demand.