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Piedmont Airlines sets regional industry record with 78 days of cancel-free operations

**Please note: This information is from the initial record and is subject to change. Updated figures will be posted as soon as they are available.

Piedmont Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines, has set an industry record for zero flight cancellations, operating 72 days in a row without canceling a flight. The streak, which began in September, comes as Piedmont grows its fleet of aircraft and expands its network in the United States.

“It is so important to give our customers a great travel experience, especially through the holiday season, and our team is working really hard to do that,” said Eric Morgan, Piedmont President and CEO. “This milestone is the result of very strategic planning and coordination with our flight, maintenance and ground crew teams, and some luck with weather. We are very proud of the service we deliver to our American Airlines passengers.”

This achievement surpasses Endeavor Airlines’ record of 70 cancel-free days in 2021, solidifying Piedmonts’ position as a leading regional carrier.

“This milestone is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team,” said Stephanie Gabis, Senior Director of Operational Strategy. “Collaboration and communication were key to making this happen.”

Piedmont statistics:

  • Last canceled flight: September 23, 2023 (due to Tropical Storm Ophelia)
  • Days in a row without canceling a flight: 72 and counting
  • Number of flights flown during the streak: 21,311 and counting
  • Number of passengers carried during the streak: 933,205 and counting
  • Total number of zero cancel days in 2023: 245 and counting
  • Total number of passengers flown in 2023: 4,110,029 and counting
  • Percentage of scheduled Piedmont flights completed year to date: 99.2%


About Piedmont Airlines

Piedmont Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland. Piedmont operates 250 flights per day with a fleet of Embraer 145 regional aircraft, providing passenger service into American Airlines hubs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Charlotte, North Carolina. Piedmont’s award-winning ground handling team provides safe, reliable ground service to American Airlines passengers in 80 cities across the United States. Piedmont employs over 10,000 aviation specialists from coast to coast.

Piedmont is currently hiring experienced pilots for an expanding fleet of aircraft. Direct entry captains are eligible for $150,000 in bonus money, experienced first officers are eligible for $75,000. For more information, visit