American Airlines cancels 50 Sky Harbor regional flights due to heat

Published: Jun. 19, 2017 at 4:17 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 12:13 PM MST
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PHOENIX (Tucson News Now) - American Airlines has canceled approximately 50 regional flights to and from Sky Harbor scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, because of extreme heat.

Regional flights scheduled between 3 and 6 p.m. operated by Mesa Airlines and SkyWest Airlines have been canceled.

American Airlines said the maximum operating temperature for each aircraft type is based on manufacturer data.

  • Airbus: 127 degrees
  • Boeing: 126 degrees
  • Bombardier CRJ regional aircraft: 118 degrees

The airline did not list specific flight numbers in the release.

The airline said it's offering flexibility to change travel plans without a fee.

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