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September 26, 2023

Airline executives raise alarm that air traffic controller shortage will continue disrupting flights for years

Airline executives have raised alarms that the current shortage of air traffic controllers is likely to continue disrupting flights for years to come. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said that they are unable to hire enough controllers to meet the daily demand, which has led to flight delays and cancellations. Moreover, the training process for these controllers is lengthy and complex, which can take up to 18 months before they are ready to work the tower. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker warned that the shortage has serious repercussions for the industry, as a lack of controllers means fewer planes can take off and land. He added that the issue will continue to haunt the air travel industry for some years to come.