The "big three" U.S. airlines -- United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta -- have all made additional capacity cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions.
United Airlines says it is cutting its schedule by 60 percent for the month of April, including a 42 percent reduction across the United States and Canada and an 85 percent decrease in international flights.
Across the Atlantic, Pacific and Latin America, United will operate approximately 45 daily flights in April:
|New York - Newark||Brussels||Daily|
|London - Heathrow||Daily|
|Washington - Dulles||London - Heathrow||Daily|
|New York - Newark||Tokyo - Narita||4x weekly|
|San Francisco||Melbourne||3x weekly|
|Los Angeles||Los Cabos||Daily|
|San Francisco||Los Cabos||Daily|
|New York - Newark||Cancun||Daily|
|New York - Newark||Antigua||Saturdays|
|Central and South America|
In terms of domestic travel, United says it does not plan to suspend service to any single U.S. city now, with the exception of Mammoth Lakes, CA. This could change, however, based on state and local curfews and government restrictions, so the airline will adjust its schedule accordingly throughout the month.
American Airlines is implementing a phased suspension of international flights that is scheduled to last through May 6. The move will reduce its international capacity by 75 percent. The changes are as follows:
- American will suspend all remaining flights to Asia, except for three flights per week from Dallas - Fort Worth to Tokyo Narita.
- Suspending service from Los Angeles to Sydney.
- American will continue to operate one flight daily from Dallas - Fort Worth to London Heathrow and Miami to London Heathrow
- Suspending flights from New York - JFK, Boston, Chicago O'Hare and Los Angeles to London Heathrow gradually to reaccommodate passengers and crew
- London Heathrow, Dublin and Manchester flights from Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix were suspended faster, as these airports are not approved gateways by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Final eastbound flights from Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix were on March 15; final westbound flights returning from London Heathrow, Dublin and Manchester departed March 16
- Continued suspensions in other parts of Europe, as previously announced, including the delayed start of some seasonal routes as well as flights to and from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Madrid and Munich, Paris and Zurich through early May, or later, based on guidance from the U.S. government and customer demand.
- Suspending service from JFK and Miami to Rio de Janeiro and Georgetown, Guyana
- Suspending service from Dallas - Fort Worth, JFK, Los Angeles and Miami to São Paulo
- Suspending service from Dallas - Fort Worth and Miami to:
- Chile: Santiago
- Colombia: Bogota
- Ecuador: Guayaquil and Quito
- Peru: Lima
- Suspending service from Miami to:
- Brazil: Brasilia and Manaus
- Colombia: Barranquilla, Cartagena, Cali, Medellin and Pereira
In Latin America, Delta is suspending and adjusting service to the following countries:
Delta will support partner Aeromexico by flying one daily roundtrip between New York-JFK and Mexico City, and two daily roundtrips between Los Angeles and Mexico City between May 2 and August 16.
Delta is also significantly reducing its U.S. flying to Europe, the UK and Ireland. The airline's revised transatlantic schedule is as follows:
Delta's transpacific schedule is as follows:
Through May 31:
Through May 31: