By Michael Garko, In Airline News
American Airlines is planning on ending all of its American Eagle subsidiary’s flights out of Puerto Rico by March 2013 according to Puerto Rican newspaper El Vocero.
The newspaper cited a memo from the Association of Flight Attendants to American Eagle’s roughly 150 employees on the U.S. island on Friday. So far, American has made no official announcement, and would not confirm or deny the report.
According to the report, American is looking to cut $75 million per year in labor costs as it restructures under bankruptcy.
American Eagle currently serves 15 destinations, mostly through the Antillies, from San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport including Antigua, Grenada, and Santo Domingo. There has been no word on if American will switch any of the routes to mainline service.