American Airlines Cuts Back Domestic and International Flights
American Airlines has announced it is cutting back domestic and international flights as demand falls amid the coronavirus epidemic. The move follows similar measures taken by JetBlue and United last week. American will reduce international capacity for the summer peak by 10% versus the previous selling schedule, including a 55% reduction in trans-Pacific capacity. Domestic capacity in April will be reduced by 7.5% versus the current schedule.
New schedule changes include:
- Suspending service to mainland China and Hong Kong (HKG) from Los Angeles (LAX) through the summer.
- Suspending service to mainland China from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) through the summer.
- Suspending service to HKG from DFW through June. DFW-HKG will resume with a reduced schedule in July.
- Extending the suspension of service to Seoul, South Korea (ICN) from DFW into early May.
- Flights to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) and Haneda International Airport (HND) from LAX and DFW will be operated with smaller widebody aircraft beginning in May.
- Suspending service to Rome (FCO) from Philadelphia (PHL) effective immediately through the end of April.
- Extending the suspension of service to Milan (MXP), and suspending flights to FCO from Chicago (ORD) and Charlotte (CLT) through early summer.
- Delaying the seasonal resumption of flights to Barcelona (BCN) from CLT and to Venice (VCE) from ORD to early June. Also delaying the seasonal resumption of flights to FCO from New York (JFK) and DFW through the end of April and suspending operation of our second daily flight from DFW to FCO for the summer.
- Reducing service to Paris (CDG) and Madrid (MAD) for parts of May and June.
- Flights to Montevideo, Uruguay (MVD) from Miami (MIA) will become seasonal, with service ending in May and resuming in December.
- Flights to Santiago, Chile (SCL) from DFW will be suspended through April.
You can see more details here.