American Eagle will halt service to three airports
American Airlines will pull out of three regional airports in the coming months.
The carrier will halt American Eagle flights to and from Long Beach, Calif., on Feb. 28 and Del Rio, Texas, and Columbus, Ga., on April 3.
American attributed the moves to a combination of soft demand and a pilot shortage that is impacting the U.S. airline industry.
The carrier currently flies to Long Beach from its Phoenix hub. American Eagle services Columbus from its hubs in Charlotte and Dallas. From Del Rio, American Eagle flies to Dallas/Fort Worth.
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Discontinuing service to the three airports will bring to 18 the number of regional markets American has exited since April 2020, according to an analysis of Cirium schedule data conducted by consulting firm Ailevon Pacific.
In total, network carriers American, Delta and United have exited 68 markets over that time period.
With American’s departure, Del Rio currently has no scheduled air service beginning in early April, Cirium data shows, while Columbus will be left only with Atlanta service on Delta.
Long Beach will continue to offer service on Southwest, Hawaiian and Delta.
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