PSA Airlines, which is wholly owned by American Airlines, was forced to cancel about 70 more flights on Sunday night, affecting the schedules to Monday morning.
Less than a week after the end of a regional air carrier American Airlines was forced to cancel hundreds of flights out of Charlotte due to a “technical problem” and days after the service was allegedly restored, the same problems seem to be flaring up again.
PSA Airlines is owned and operated by the U.s., canceled about 70 flights from Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Sunday night, blaming a “technical problem.”
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“Sunday morning, PSA Airlines, an American Airlines regional carrier, experienced a technical issue, which mainly affected flights to Charlotte. As a result of this problem, PSA has cancelled flights for the rest of the Sunday evening of CLT, which is about 70 flights on regional jets, American Airlines confirmed in a statement.
“PSA will also be operating a reduced schedule in and out of CLT Monday morning, until noon, eastern time. This problem does not affect any of the other regional carriers or mainline flights,” the carrier added.
Fox Sports reporter Alan Cavanna, who was on board a PSA flight on Sunday, when he learned that the plane would not take away, says his plane the pilot told passengers there were no incoming or outgoing PSA flights because of a “crash.”
Sitting on THE PLANE in Des Moines, and the pilot announces a “crash” on @CLTAirport.
“Nothing going in or out of Charlotte #clt@wsoctv @WBTV_News @wcnc
— Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna) June 17, 2018
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News of the regional carrier’s latest cancellation comes just a few days after the PSA was forced to cancel 675 flights on Thursday and Friday, leaving thousands of customers stranded at the airport.
PSA Airlines, a regional carrier for American, already had cancelled 275 of the scheduled flights on Thursday and 400 more on Friday.
American Airlines, the debt of last week’s cancellations on a “technical problem”, but said PSA’s schedules would begin to return to the normal 12 hours on Friday.
PSA Airlines, an American Airlines regional carrier, has experienced technical problems today. Check the status of your flight before coming to the airport.
— CLT Airport (@CLTAirport) June 17, 2018
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American Airlines did not comment on the nature of PSA’s technical problem, but encouraged customers to check their flights status before heading to the airport.
“We understand that these cancellations are frustrating for our customers, and we do everything in our power to put things back to normal as quickly as possible. We are rebooking of the passengers and the American Customer Relations department will reach all affected customers.
“We encourage all customers to fly Sunday evening or Monday to check whether their flight is on aa.com or the American Airlines app.”