Economic Crisis Forces Airlines to Take All Kind of Measures

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In August, United Airlines will triple the size of its June schedule by adding 25,000 domestic and international flights. With this measure, the airline will fly 48 percent of its 2019 schedule while in July it was only 30 percent. The carrier will double the number of flights from NY/Newark and increase the service between Hawaii and Chicago, Denver, Houston, LA, and San Francisco. In addition to this, the company will also return 90 aircraft into service.

American Airlines will exit several routes, some of them are LA-Hong Kong, LA-Sao Paulo, Miami-Brasilia, Miami-Milan, LA-Buenos Aires. The Miami-Buenos Aires route is expected to resume activities on September 9, while the ones connecting Buenos Aires to NY and Dallas are scheduled to do it by the end of October.

Air Canada announced that it would be suspending 30 domestic routes due to a decrease in travel demand caused by the global pandemic. This adds to the fact that the company is already working with less than 50 percent of its workforce and with 79 aircraft less.

In Latin America and the Caribbean air traffic fell around 96 percent when the COVID-19 crisis reached its peak in April. As a result of this, LATAM left Argentina, had to partner with Azul in Brazil, and reduced domestic operations in Chile, while Avianca had to exit Peru. Both companies along with Aeromexico filed for bankruptcy.

Sources: SKIFT, AVIACION ONLINE.

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