- American Airlines mentioned that their daily passenger service will resume in January
- AA will also be operating a few more flights in December, as compared to November
- AA has joined various other major carriers in urging both the UK and US governments to replace travel restrictions with strict quarantine rule and testing
THoD Newsdesk, USA: American Airlines has declared that it is cancelling its flights to London from major US hubs, during this holiday season as the ongoing pandemic has weakened the usual demand. Flights from New York, Chicago and Charlotte will be cut in December, the airline said on Sunday. Additionally, passengers who wish to travel can instead use AA’s codeshare, British Airways. AA will focus on operating cargo-only flights amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in both countries.
Previously this year in September, American Airlines reduced its October flight schedule by 83,000 flights and the airline also pulled flights from its November schedule, cutting some destinations entirely.
A spokesperson for American Airlines told Fox News, “We’re constantly evaluating our network to match supply and demand and have been making regular schedule adjustments since March. In an effort to match low demand resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19), we continue to operate a reduced schedule.”
American Airlines mentioned that daily passenger service will resume in January and until then, anyone wanting to fly from Chicago or New York to London will have to book with British Airways.
Although international travel has been limited this year, it is being reported that Americans may be more inclined to travel domestically. In a recent survey, it was found that more than 55% of Americans would be travelling during the holiday months of November and December, for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak. However, many travellers may be driving instead, according to AAA Travel’s annual Thanksgiving travel report, which estimates that less than 50 million Americans will be hitting the road this season.
AA has joined various other major carriers in urging both the UK and US governments to replace travel restrictions with strict quarantine rule and testing. Currently, the restrictions which are in motion prevents most Europeans from entering the US, except for certain working circumstances. Any US citizen heading the UK must abide by the 2-week isolation period. American Airlines will also be operating a few more flights in December, as compared to November.