Zhitong Finance APP learned that on Monday, American Airlines (AAL.US) issued a warning to pilots that some medium-sized airports had delayed fuel delivery and required pilots to save fuel if possible.
The airline said that due to lack of truck drivers, trucks and fuel supply, airlines, including American Airlines, are experiencing supply shortages. The company wrote in a memo: “Delays in the delivery of jet fuel from the company’s gas stations initially mainly affected cities in the western United States, but now gas stations across the country have reported, and the delivery delay is expected to continue until mid-August.” The airline The company said the flight will carry extra fuel into the airport affected by the shortage.
In addition, a Delta Air Lines (DAL.US) spokesperson said that the company has seen some fuel delays at some of the smaller western airports, but the airports have not experienced operational problems as a result. A spokesperson for Southwest Airlines (LUV.US) stated that the company did not experience any operational disruptions due to fuel issues.
As of Monday’s close, American Airlines closed up 4.15% to US$22.08; Delta Air Lines closed up 3.12% to US$41.67; Southwest Airlines closed up 2.13% to US$51.78.
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