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United Airlines Reverses Course on Some Flight Suspensions

United Airlines Reverses Course on Some Flight Suspensions

United Airlines, which late yesterday announced it would reduce international flying by 95%, said late Saturday it would only reduce the schedule by 90%.
Calling this “a fluid situation,” the Chicago-based airline said it plans to continue to operate six flights to Frankfurt, London, São Paulo, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo, covering Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
It will continue to offer service from its New York area …

United to Slash Its International Schedule by 95%

United to Slash Its International Schedule by 95%

United Airlines announced late Friday an additional “draw down” of its international services.
The storied airline will soon no longer operate any flights to London, Tokyo, Canada, or any of the other places which one might associate “the flying skies” with.
The Chicago-based airline announced it will suspend all transborder flights to and from Canada on April 1, 2020.
In addition, it will end all transatlantic service on March 28, when the last …

United Airlines Warns of Layoffs If It Doesn’t Get a Government Bailout

United Airlines Warns of Layoffs If It Doesn’t Get a Government Bailout

United Airlines told employees late Friday it could be forced to lay off or furlough workers in the coming weeks if the federal government doesn’t provide the airline industry with a bailout plan, and it asked its employees to contact their congressmen and ask them to support a bailout.
The Chicago-based airline previously announced it would slash flights by 60% in April.  It is also offering employees voluntary unpaid leaves.
Without government …

United Airlines Announces Further Reductions to April Schedule, Closes Polaris Lounges

United Airlines Announces Further Reductions to April Schedule, Closes Polaris Lounges

United Airlines said late Tuesday it would now reduce its April schedule by 60%.
The newly updated schedule includes an 85% cut in international flying and a 42% reduction in domestic flights.
The airline said it does not plan to service to any specific U.S. city at this point in time with the exception of Mammoth Lakes, California although it will drop numerous city pairs.
United does plan to operate 45 daily international flights …

United Airlines to Cut Capacity by 50% Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

United Airlines to Cut Capacity by 50% Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

United Airlines said it will announce cuts in capacity by “approximately 50%” for April and May as a result of travel bans and a drop in demand due to the novel coronavirus.
“Tomorrow, we will announce an approximately 50% cut in capacity for April and May,” it said a letter from Oscar Munoz, the airlne’s CEO, and Scott Kirby, its president.
The airline added that it expects the cuts to extend into …

United Airlines Reports Dramatic Drop in Demand Due to Coronavirus

United Airlines Reports Dramatic Drop in Demand Due to Coronavirus

United Airlines announced on Tuesday that it had recorded a 70% drop in domestic demand as measured by net bookings in the past several days as a result of the coronavirus outbreak
The news was reported by the airline’s president, Scott Kirby, who spoke at the J.P. Morgan Industrials Conference, which was broadcast over the web due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Kirby said that gross bookings are only down by 25%, calling …

United Airlines to Curtail Schedule, Offer Employees Voluntary Leaves of Absence

United Airlines to Curtail Schedule, Offer Employees Voluntary Leaves of Absence

United Airlines announced major cuts in its flight schedule on Wednesday.
The Chicago-based airline said it would cut domestic flights by 10% and international flights by 20%. The cuts will include a 50% reduction in flights to and from Asia, a major part of the airline’s route network. It cited a drop in demand amidst the global coronavirus outbreak as a major factor in the move.
Also on Wednesday, Delta Air Lines announced …