American Airlines Cutback At New KCI

Once again the promise of the new airport seems to be fading as airline travel evolves and flying the increasingly unfriendly skies becomes more restrictive for most Americans. 

Reality check . . . 

This is the biggest & most expensive construction project in Kansas City history and it's opening as air travel seems to be taking a massive hit amid recession.

Here's a quick quote on the numbers that seem to remain grounded in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Kansas City International Airport (Code: MCI) was not spared. As of this week, American (Nasdaq: AAL) plans 805 flights out of KCI, down 915 last week. Available seats declined from 102,189 last week to 99,303 this week, a 2.8% decline. However, year over year, American's number of December flights out of KCI declined by just three, and available seats climbed 17.2% from 2021.

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American Airlines cuts 31,000 flights from its November schedule

(CNN) - American Airlines is once again cutting its flight schedule, slashing 16% or 31,000 flights during November, according to data from Cirium, an aviation analytics company. The airline said the move is "in line with our approach to network and schedule planning throughout the year."

American Airlines cuts flights from December schedule amid pilot shortage - Dallas Business Journal

American Airlines Group Inc. removed more than 14,000 domestic flights from its December schedule as the carrier continues to limit capacity amid a shortage of pilots. The cuts represent an 8% decrease in Fort Worth-based American's schedule for the month. The latest update to the carrier's schedule covers only the first two weeks of the month.

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