American Airlines Plans Schedule Cuts as Boeing Delays 787 Deliveries

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American Plans More Schedule Cuts

American Plans More Schedule Cuts

American Airlines announced in December that it would scale back its international schedule for the summer. Now the carrier has been forced to make more schedule cuts as  delays continue with Boeing’s widebody 787 Dreamliners.

“Due to the continued impact of Boeing’s delayed delivery of our new 787-8 aircraft, this weekend, we were forced to make adjustments to our summer schedule,” American Airlines said in a statement Friday. “We were hoping to receive at least four new aircraft by April, which are unlikely to arrive, so we took immediate action to prevent stranding our customers.”

In a message to employees the airline revealed that it expected 13 delayed 787-8s to be delivered but only received 10. The order was scheduled to be filled last year and then was bumped to January of 2022. The last three aircraft won’t be delivered until 2023.

AP is reporting that American Airlines will temporarily stop service between Seattle and London, Los Angeles and Sydney, and Dallas and Santiago, Chile. It will also delay launching service between Dallas and Tel Aviv that was planned for June. In addition, it will reduce flights between Miami and Sao Paulo to once daily.

The Dreamliner 787-9 is also still waiting approval by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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