Why are airlines canceling so many flights?

June 22, 2022
Now for the bad news: Airline analysts say delays and cancellations are likely to persist, and could even get worse, Megan Cerullo reports for CBS.

WASHINGTON - Airlines cancelled nearly 1,200 U.S. flights on Sunday and Monday, leaving passengers stranded and luggage piled up at airports across the the country. Thousands more trips were scrapped across the globe as the summer travel season kicks off, Megan Cerullo reports for CBSContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

22 June 2022 - Industry experts say that flight delays and cancellations are likely to continue, Cerullo reports. The good news for the commercial aerospace industry is it isn't a technological/safety concern like when the Boeing MAX aircraft was grounded, but rather an issue mostly stemming from staffing issues causing a cascade effect.

"The biggest issue is they don't have the capacity. They have not been able to bring back full capacity in terms of pilots, TSA checkpoints, vendors at the airport, baggage handlers, ground staff or flight attendants," New York Times travel editor Amy Virshup told CBS News. "So they're really struggling to ramp up their hiring again in the face of demand which is growing faster than expected."

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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