AA Slashes Schedule by 80%, Southwest by 20%, Delta and United continue to reduce.
All of the US carriers have reduced flying dramatically in the past 12 days, including America, Delta, Southwest, United and others. With these unprecedented events, drastic drawbacks were inebitable.
Leading the reduction slash, American Arilines announced today that it would reduce capacity by 60% in April, compared to the same time last year, and 80% for May. According to the press release ” These changes are due to significantly decreased customer demand and government travel restrictions related to coronavirus (COVID-19)”
The first wave schedule changes will go into effect on Sunday, March 29, and May’s updates will be uploaded into their reservation system by April 5.
Demand for flights has been-reduced drastically in the past six weeks, and with almost a third of the world in some type of movement restriction protocol, flights are flying near empty.
It is anticipated that other airlines will announce reduction this week, as they re-accommodate their staffing, storage of planes and reorganize.
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