United Airlines Temporarily Slashes Flights at New York-Area Airports

By Kurt Stolz on 4 April 2020
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United Airlines said late Saturday said it would temporarily cut the number of flights at New York-area airports by almost 90% as the number of flyers continues to plummet.

The new schedules go into effect Sunday.

The news came as U.S. officials announced that the number of novel coronavirus cases in the New York area would likely peak in the coming week. The reduction was announced in a memorandum to employees that was made available to FBT.

The Chicago-based carrier operates out of two airports in the New York metropolitan area, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International.   The latter is one of the airline’s major hubs.

At Newark, the airline will go from operating 139 flights per day to some 62 destinations to 15 flights to nine destinations.  At LaGuardia, the number of flights will be reduced from 18 to four.

The reduction is expected to be temporary and last for three weeks.

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