American Airlines Announces Further Cutbacks in Schedule Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

By Paul Riegler on 10 March 2020
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American Airlines announced further cutbacks in response to reduced demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The world’s largest airline announced a 10% cutback in international capacity for its summer season, including a 55% reduction in the Pacific region.

In addition, the carrier will reduce domestic capacity by 7.5% in April.

American will suspend service from Los Angeles and Dallas-Fort Worth through the summer and suspend service from DFW to Hong Kong through June, restarting it in July with a reduced schedule.  The airline will also extend the suspension of service to Seoul from DFW into early May.

Additionally, it will downgauge flights to Tokyo from both Los Angeles and Dallas to smaller aircraft starting in May.

The airline has already suspended service to Rome from its hub in Philadelphia through the end of April.  It said it will extend the suspension of service from Chicago and Charlotte to Milan suspend flights from those cities to Rome through early summer.  In addition, it will delay the seasonal resumption of its flights to Barcelona from Charlotte and to Venice from Chicago to early June, and delay the resumption of flights to Rome from New York and Dallas until the end of April.  A second daily  flight between Dallas and Rome will be suspended for the summer.

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