United Airlines to halt operations to 11 cities starting January due to pilot shortage

United Airlines CEO says forced to cut service to 11 secondary cities across the midwestern USA beginning in January due to the pilot shortage.

Earlier the carrier said the cuts were due to “changes in the long-term sustainability of several of our regional routes” but since then Scott Kirby, CEO told viewers of the Skift Aviation conference on 17 November that is was “It’s down to pilots, the pilot shortage is now real, we don’t have enough pilots to fly all the airplanes. It’s very simple.”

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