I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but America West's MTD operational performance for June has been decidedly off-tick. The cancellation rate has been 2.5% so far, and on-time performance has dropped to 80%. This compares to a cancellation rate of 0.3% for May and on-time performance of 88%. In fact, Am West on-time performance has been in the mid-to-high 80s ever since last December, and monthly cxl rates have been between 0.8% and 0.3%.
From what I understand, the majority of the recent cancellations have been due to aircraft maintenance. However, I also understand that America West pilots were flying a precariously large number of flights on overtime prior to June, and the problem has only grown worse with the start of the summer schedule.
Does HP plan any schedule reductions, or does it feel these problems will correct themselves over time?