AA Shutdown Miami Regional Operations
Airlines in the United States and abroad have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Demand is way down and airlines are constantly having to cancel flights, ground planes and furlough staff as they adjust not only to customer behaviors, but also to regulatory changes that are seemingly constant. Despite us being a couple of months into this crisis, things continue to get worse in some areas.
For many reasons American Airlines has seen a drastic drop in international flights out of Miami. Becuase the Envoy regional flights into MIA are largely used to feed international flights, they aren’t needed right now. Beginning on May 7 American Airlines is suspending their regional operations out of the Miami until June 3, 2020. This news was shared by JonNYC on Twitter who has been a reliable source in the past.
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— JonNYC (@xJonNYC) April 29, 2020
Here is the relevant text of the message in case it somehow gets deleted or isn’t showing up.
As you are well aware, the past two months have seen unprecedented decline in the demand for air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plans have changed on a day-to-day basis. Many countries have closed their borders as they individually attempt to control the spread of the virus. All of the countries have tentative reopening dates; but some have seen the need to extend them.
Miami has a high percventage of international flying and the Regional operation’s main line of business is to feed passengers to Mainline. For the month of May, Mainline will only be flying to eight foreign countries. Due to this, and the deep drop in demand for domestic markets, American has decided that all Regional operations will be suspended in Maimi for the period of May 7 – June 3, 2020.
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