American Airlines prepares to drop some service to smaller cities as expiration of federal aid nears

American Airlines | August 13, 2020

American Airlines prepares to drop some service to smaller cities as expiration of federal aid nears
American Airlines is preparing to scrap flights serving two dozen small and medium cities as the expiration of federal coronavirus aid that placed restrictions on carriers from cutting service approaches, according to an executive at the airline. Carriers are required to maintain minimum levels of service through Sept. 30 under a $25 billion federal aid package that also prohibited layoffs through the end of the third quarter. American was granted $5.8 billion in support under the program.

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Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today reviewed first quarter 2016 results for U.S. passenger airlines and released its summer air travel forecast, which projects summer 2016 passenger volumes to exceed the previous all-time high set in 2015 by 4 percent.

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Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today reviewed first quarter 2016 results for U.S. passenger airlines and released its summer air travel forecast, which projects summer 2016 passenger volumes to exceed the previous all-time high set in 2015 by 4 percent.