American Airlines Announces Further Reductions, Will Park 450 Planes

By Jesse Sokolow on 19 March 2020
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Fuselage of an American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER

American Airlines announced additional reductions to its schedule as a result of reduced demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced in a memorandum sent to employees.

All long-haul flights with the exception of several to London’s Heathrow Airport and Tokyo’s Narita Airport are being temporarily suspended.  Overall, the airline is reducing international flying by 75% and it will reduce domestic flying by 30% in April.

Calling these steps “unparalleled” in the memorandum, the airline said it expects things to get worse before they better.

“We expect demand to fall even more before it gets better,” it said.

With 948 aircraft, American operates the largest fleet in the world, which is comprised of a mix of Airbus and Boeing narrow- and wide-body aircraft. The airline will park approximately 130 wide-body jetliners out of 150 and 320 narrow-body aircraft out of 798.

American will continue to operate daily non-stop service to London Heathrow from its hubs in Miami and Dallas/Fort Worth and it will operate Tokyo Narita flights three times per week from Dallas/Forth Worth.

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