Pilot Shortage Leads to Dozens of Alaska Airlines Flight Cancellations at Sea-Tac

As of 9 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2022, Alaska Airlines had cancelled more than 120 flights – about 9% of its overall operation – impacting more than 15,300 travelers. A company spokesperson said additional cancellations are possible over the weekend.

Alaska Air and the pilot union have been locked in contract negotiations for nearly three years. Officials with Alaska Airlines said some flight cancellations were “connected to a shortage of pilots which has created operational challenges.”

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