Thousands of passengers scheduled to fly out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in North Carolina, on an American Airlines-operated carrier turned stranded on Thursday night time after the airline abruptly canceled all remaining flights.
PSA Airlines, a regional carrier for American Airlines, reportedly skilled a “technical issue” that led to the cancellation of 275 flights on Thursday and 400 on Friday, a consultant for the airline confirmed to Fox News.
“Our team, in coordination with PSA, is working hard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” mentioned American in an announcement. “PSA plans to resume their operations at 12 p.m. ET on June 15.”
In the meantime, the carrier claims it’s working to accommodate impacted vacationers on “mainline flights or other regional carriers.”
“We never want to disrupt our customers’ travel plans, and we are sorry for the trouble this caused. Customer relations will be reaching out to all of those who have been impacted by this issue. Customers are encouraged to check their flight status on the American Airlines app or at aa.com before heading to the airport,” the airline added.
PSA’s cancellations reportedly impacted different space airports as nicely, although Charlotte Douglas International seemed to be most affected.
As a end result, hundreds of passengers had been left to attend in a single day for the airline to renew operations, or to be re-accommodated on one other flight, the Charlotte Observer reported. WSOC additional reported faculty group from Ohio was amongst vacationers pressured to sleep on the bottom after ready round for six hours.
Other fliers had been outraged over the cancellations, with some taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations.
American Airlines and Charlotte Douglas International Airport each tweeted that operations could be resuming at midday, although each urged fliers to examine the standing of their American Airlines flights earlier than leaving for the airport.