Airlines have announced that they are canceling some flights to holiday destinations amid staff shortages.
already this year border strike While causing problems for travelers, the passport office strike could also affect those booking summer travel.
But a shortage of air traffic controllers could pose a risk to passengers heading to the United States later this year.
According to CNNAmerican Airlines plans to cut service at two New York airports, and both United and Delta have asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to end flights in the region.
Service cuts will affect flights to and from summer New York’s JFK, Newark, LaGuardia Airport.
The FAA has also warned that air traffic control “understaffing” could increase delays by as much as 45%.
American Airlines spokesperson Curtis Blessing said in a statement:
“We are actively reaching out to affected customers and offering alternative travel arrangements.”
CNN reports airlines have cut flights between LaGuardia Dallas-Fort Worth, Miami, Kansas City, and flights between Newark and Chicago O’Hare.
Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines has not formally announced any reductions in service and is reviewing what it can offer before the April 30th deadline.
There is no specific announcement from United as to which services will be cut.
on the other hand, air traffic controller’s The union is considering how the staffing shortage can be resolved.
After that the problem occurred Federal Aviation Administration Suspended hiring and training of air traffic controllers during the pandemic.
Despite the resumption of employment, new air traffic controllers have not been hired and trained sufficiently to keep up with the demand for flights.
airline sharon pinkerton for America He told parliament:
“We don’t have enough air traffic controllers and we don’t have the right technology.”
near home, British Airways has already had to scrap 300 flights this year due to strikes.
The airline admitted last month that it had to “make some adjustments to its schedule” as a result of the strike.
The airline reduced the number of departures and arrivals. Heathrow Airport Because a strike was proposed by the airport security guards.
airport security The staff started the strike on March 31 and is expected to continue until April 9 over a dispute over wages.
Long-haul routes are unaffected, but approximately 300 flights will be affected, including 16 short-haul flights. Flight every day.
The airline will contact customers affected by the strike and the passenger will be rebooked on another flight or refunded in full.
while another A travel warning has been issued For British families heading to Europe’s top tourist destinations during the Easter holidays.
British are warned “Act Now” If you want to renew your passport in time for your vacation.
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