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Colonial Pipeline hack: American Airlines adding stops to some long-haul routes after cyberattack
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American Airlines has added stops on some of its long-haul routes to refuel its planes as a result of the cyberattack that forced the shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline earlier this week.
The carrier said two daily long-haul flights out of Charlotte, North Carolina, were impacted "due to the fuel supply shortage on the East Coast."
However, the airline says the impact is "minimal" compared to its overall flight schedule.
One of American's flights from Charlotte to Honolulu, which is normally a direct flight, will stop in Dallas/Fort Worth so customers can change aircraft.
The other impacted route, from Charlotte to London, will stop in Boston to receive additional fuel.
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"We are closely monitoring the situation and working around the clock to ensure that we have an adequate supply of fuel across our network," American told FOX Business in a statement. However, the carrier expects that flights will resume normal operations on May 15.