On the sixth day, the airline canceled hundreds of flights, passengers wait in line at the Spirit Airlines check-in counter at Orlando International Airport.
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Spirit Airlines said Monday that the recent massive flight disruptions due to staff shortages, bad weather and technical issues cost around $ 50 million in revenue.
The discounter said it was cutting its third-quarter flight schedule to cushion the blow of labor shortages after more than 2,800 flights were canceled between July 30 and August 9.
“To improve network stability in the face of persistent staff shortages at airports, the company has decided to make tactical timetable cuts for the remainder of the third quarter,” said Spirit.
It also warned that customers are canceling more bookings, attributed to the rising number of Covid-19 infections.
“This behavior, along with the company’s tactical cancellations, is expected to have an additional negative impact of $ 80 million to $ 100 million on sales in the third quarter,” it said.