United Airlines to ‘Significantly’ Slash Flights at SFO by 25%, and at LAX by 60%

By Kurt Stolz on 7 April 2020
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United Airlines announced Tuesday that it will temporarily but “significantly” cut the number of flights at its two California hubs.

The schedule changes, which will go into effect on Sunday, will reduce the number of flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport by 60% and in and out of San Francisco International Airport by almost a quarter.

The news was announced in a memorandum to the airline’s employees by Greg Hart, the company’s executive vice president.

“Starting on April 12, we will temporarily – but significantly –  reduce our flying schedules to and from SFO and LAX to better match demand,” Hart said in the memo.

Hart said that having fewer employees at the two airports will make it easier to ensure that personal maintain social distance.  The airline, he said, will maintain the pay and benefits of all local employees scheduled to work while the reduced schedule is in place.

The changes reduce the number of daily flights at SFO from 65 to 50, with a reduction in destinations from 40 to 37.  At LAX, the airline will go from 33 daily flights serving 19 destinations to 13 flights service six destinations.

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