These are the only long-haul routes American, Delta, Hawaiian and United plan to fly in April
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Editor’s note: The routes listed below are based on schedules as of 4 p.m. ET on April 3, 2020.
U.S. carriers have dramatically pared their schedules amid the rapidly expanding novel coronavirus pandemic that threatens to halt much of the global airline industry.
With most cuts either already in place, the global reach of U.S. airlines will be smaller in April than in any time in recent history. American Airlines will fly just three long-haul routes in April. Delta Air Lines will ground more than two-thirds of the carrier for several months, and United Airlines has lopped off 90% of international capacity.
U.S. airlines have kept some international flights on their schedules to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. But their schedule of true long-haul flights on wide-body jets has been slashed, and many of those aircraft being sent to storage or repurposed as freighters.
These are the remaining long-haul routes to Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and far South America that U.S. carriers were scheduled to fly in April as of 4 p.m. ET Friday, April 3.
- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – London Heathrow (LHR) and Tokyo Narita (NRT)
- Miami (MIA) – London Heathrow
- Atlanta (ATL) – Amsterdam (AMS) and London Heathrow
- Detroit (DTW) – Amsterdam and Seoul Incheon (ICN)
- Seattle Tacoma (SEA) – Seoul Incheon and Tokyo Haneda (HND)
Hawaiian has suspended all long-haul international flying.
- Houston – São Paulo Guarulhos (GRU)
- Newark – Frankfurt (FRA), London Heathrow and Tel Aviv (TLV)
- San Francisco – Sydney and Tokyo Narita
The above routes may change again as demand for air travel remains dynamic and countries implement additional border controls.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general Alexandre de Juniac said March 17 that airlines around the world will need more than $200 billion in aid to weather the cash crunch from the crisis. Even with this support, the industry will likely see consolidation and bankruptcies.
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