Air travel has become a total nightmare.
JetBlue will be canceling additional flights – after a weekend of cancelations – due to staffing shortages.
“Given we anticipate continued industry challenges and heavy demand into the summer, we are planning more conservatively and trying to be proactive where we can with cancellations due to disruptive weather and air traffic control events,” JetBlue said.
NBC News reported:
JetBlue has announced plans for additional flight cancellations as it faces ongoing staffing shortages.
The New York City-based airline said that following a number of canceled flights over the weekend it will also make “a small schedule adjustment” for the rest of April, citing a “challenging staffing situation.”
“Despite hiring more than 3,000 new crew-members already this year, like many businesses, we remain staffing constrained,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
Additional cuts are planned from May through the summer, it said, even as it continues to bring on new employees.
Earlier this month Southwest Airlines blamed technical issues after more than 2,000 flights were canceled or delayed.
470 flights were canceled and 1,438 were delayed a couple weekends ago.
The airline claimed a “planned system outage” and severe thunderstorms affected flights nationwide.