United Airlines announced on Tuesday that they will implement further schedule reductions based on decreased demand associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic. The carrier will cut 42 percent of domestic and 85% of international flights.
On Tuesday evening (March 17, 2020), United Airlines announced that they will further cut domestic and international schedules based on the reduced demand environment related to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The carrier’s latest capacity optimization measures include a reduction in U.S. domestic and Canadian flights by 42% as well as an 85% decrease in international flights. Across United’s Atlantic, Pacific and Latin American network, they will continue to operate approximately 45 daily flights in April. Although the carrier doesn’t plan to suspend service to any single city at this time (except for Mammoth Lakes, CA), United is closely monitoring both demand and changes in state and local regulations and will announce further schedule changes as necessary.
United Airlines operates around 4,900 flights daily to 362 airports across six continents. In 2019, the airline in conjunction with their United Express regional subsidiary operated over 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million guests to domestic and global destinations. United has the most comprehensive route network in the U.S. with major hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The carrier has a fleet of 791 mainline aircraft and regional United Express partners operate a combined fleet of 581 aircraft.
Source: United Airlines