FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ High fuel prices apparently are starting to constrict airline operations.
American Airlines, the nation's largest passenger air carrier, announced Friday it'll cancel 15 round trips temporarily in markets it serves from its two largest airport hubs, Chicago O'Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth.
American also said it would discontinue flights between Chicago O'Hare and Nagoya, Japan at the end of October because of fuel prices.
The cutbacks would remain in place from next Wednesday through October 29th. American said it would then evaluate the jet fuel market and decide whether to restore the flights.
American said it chose for cutbacks markets that would have plenty of other American flights operating.
American says jet fuel costs have risen 39 percent in the past month and 91 percent since September 2004. It says crude oil has become just 45 percent more expensive in the past year, by comparison.
One roundtrip flight a day are being canceled between D-F-W and Atlanta; Denver; El Paso; Newark, New Jersey; Washington Dulles; Houston (Bush) Intercontinental; Kansas City, Missouri; Chicago O'Hare; Toronto; Minneapolis-St. Paul; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Two round trips a day between D-F-W and Austin also are being canceled.
One round trip flight a day will be canceled from Chicago O'Hare to Houston (Bush) Intercontinental and Toronto.