Alaska trims flights through June; no effect expected in state

Dealing with a shortage of pilots until more can be trained, Alaska Airlines has announced it will cut 2% of its roughly 1,200 daily flights through the end of June.

“We don’t believe it will have an impact here in the state of Alaska,” Tim Thompson, company spokesman in Anchorage, said April 12.

Even without changes to the daily flight schedule into Wrangell, the cutbacks could affect travelers making connections in Seattle to other Alaska Airlines’ destinations.

The airline canceled several hundred flights the first weekend of April due to a shortage of pilots, creating travel headaches for...


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