NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Travelers in North Texas and across the country are being forced to rearrange their plans in response to American Airlines canceling hundreds of flights.
The Fort Worth-based airline has canceled the flights through at least mid-July, just as it deals with increasing travel demand.READ MORE: Fight Delays, Cancellations Increase As Air Travel Hits Another Pandemic High
Officials with the company say the schedule changes are dur in part to staffing shortages and maintenance issues.
American is projecting canceling 50 to 80 flights each day.READ MORE: About 250 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized At Texas-Mexico Border
A statement from the airline said, in part, “We made targeted changes with the goal of impacting the fewest number of customers by adjusting flights in markets where we have multiple options for re-accommodation.”
A spokesperson for American said while the cancelations will be spread throughout its system, there will a bigger effect in Dallas-Fort Worth.MORE NEWS: Child Tax Credit: Monday Is Deadline To Opt Out Of Advance Monthly Payments
Officials say anyone who has a flight booked through July 15 will be notified or have already received notifications if their flights have been canceled so they can make adjustments.