Horizon Air, operating for Alaska Airlines announced that it will cancel its daily service to Seattle service from Colorado Springs due to a pilot shortage. The service is expected to end on November 4, the airport has announced.
Horizon have been struggling hard to find qualified pilots to operate its fleet of fifty-two Dash 8-400s and ten EMB-175s.
Earlier, the airline was forced to cancel more than 318 flights in March, then reduced its services in July, and has also deferred delivery of six EMB-175s due to shortage of pilots.
According to Airport Director, Greg Phillips Horizon’s load factors had been around 83% for its Seattle flights.