There's no doubt the aviation industry has been affected by COVID-19, and many airlines have made dramatic changes to their operations. Here is the list of airlines in the US who've made major changes due to COVID-19, as of 3/29/2020.
1. Alaska Airlines
- Alaska has yet to have ground any aircraft.
- Alaska Airlines has announced a 70% cut to their schedule between April and May.
2. American Airlines
- Grounded 267 aircraft (31% of entire fleet). Delta has grounded at least partially every aircraft in its fleet.
- American Airline announced there will be a 70-80% cut by May, and international capacity will be down between 80-90%.
- Accelerated the retirement of their 757 and 767. They plan on retiring all of the 757s by fall of 2021, and 767s by May 2020.
- One American Airlines flight attendant has died from COVID-19
3. Delta Air Lines
- Grounded 329 aircraft (28% of entire fleet). Delta has grounded at least partially every aircraft in its fleet.
- Delta announced a 80% cut in flights over the next few months.
- Delta is offering free flights to medical volunteers looking to fly to the "front lines".
4. Hawaiian Airlines
- Hawaiian has yet to ground any aircraft.
- Hawaiian announced almost an entire suspension of flights through the end of April.
- JetBlue has yet to ground any aircraft.
- JetBlue announced at least a 55% reduction in capacity in April and May.
6. Southwest Airlines
- Grounded 51 aircraft (7% of entire fleet). Southwest have only grounded their 737-700.
- Southwest plans to cut around 1,000 flights, which is about 25% of Southwest's operations.
7. United Airlines
- Grounded 230 aircrafts (28% of entire fleet).
- United Airlines has announced a 95% cut to its international schedule, and major cuts to its domestic flights. United has grounded at least partially every aircraft in its fleet.
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