By Maria Ponnezhath
(Reuters) -American Airways mentioned on Saturday it has canceled greater than 1,400 flights over the weekend resulting from employees shortages and unfavorable climate.
The U.S. airline mentioned it canceled 551 flights on Saturday, 480 flights on Sunday, along with 376 flights canceled on Friday. FlightAware, a flight monitoring web site, mentioned American had additionally delayed greater than 1,000 flights since Friday.
“With extra climate all through the system, our staffing begins to run tight as crew members find yourself out of their common flight sequences,” the airline mentioned in a press release.
Video: Southwest Airways cancels hundreds of flights (NBC Information)
The corporate mentioned it anticipated to get via this era of irregular operations quickly.
Heading in direction of the busy vacation journey season, carriers are working to rent extra workers.
American Airways mentioned it’s growing its staffing throughout all operations, with practically 1,800 flight attendants getting back from go away and greater than 600 newly employed flight attendants approaching board by the tip of December.
Southwest additionally mentioned it was hiring aggressively, with the purpose of getting about 5,000 new workers by the tip of this yr.
Earlier this month, Southwest canceled practically 2,400 flights over a three-day interval, blaming unfavorable climate and air visitors points in Florida.
(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru, extra reporting by David Shepardson in Washington Modifying by Sonya Hepinstall)