American Airlines Cuts 100,000 December Flights
Travel has had a huge rebound since its lowest points back in April. But with the Covid-19 pandemic still around and a recent spike in new cases, travel demand is far from normal. Airlines have been adjusting to the new reality and now American Airlines is planning to cut its December schedule by nearly 50%.
The airlines is removing more than 100,000 flights for the holiday season due to low demand resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We’re constantly evaluating our network to match supply and demand and have been making regular schedule adjustments since March,” American Airlines spokeswoman Nichelle Tait told Dallas Morning News. “In an effort to match low demand resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19), we continue to operate a reduced schedule.”
American posted its new schedule over the weekend. It matches cuts from other major airlines as air travel demand has failed to materialize with the holiday season upon us. On October 18 it was the first time that more than 1 million passengers passed through TSA checkpoints. But that still remains the only $1M+ day since back in March.
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