American Airlines Cuts Down Flights to Three NYC Airports
Just one day after United Airlines announced a big cut to NYC flights, American Airlines is doing the same. Starting Tuesday the airline will scale back operations citing a huge drop in travel demand as the city is now the center of the pandemic with 67,551 cases and 3,046 deaths.
USA Today says that American will operate just 13 daily flights to LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports through May 6, compared to 271 a year ago. That is a 95% reduction. American Airlines will only operate these flights in April:
- LaGuardia; Two daily flights to its Charlotte, North Carolina, and Dallas hubs. One daily flight to Boston, Chicago, Miami and Washington, D.C.
- JFK: One daily flight to Dallas, Charlotte and Miami.
- Newark: One daily flight to Dallas and Charlotte.
“As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in New York City and the surrounding region continue to increase, along with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for travel to the area, the demand for flights to the New York area is rapidly evaporating,” David Seymour, American’s senior vice president of operations, said in a statement late Sunday.