In just the last few days, the impact of the coronavirus has really hit home and disrupted the daily routines of hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the world. State and local governments continue to close schools, encourage people to avoid bars and restaurants and cancel more large gatherings.
United continues to aggressively manage the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on employees, customers and businesses. Due to a continued drop in travel demand as a result of this outbreak and government mandates or restrictions in place prohibiting travel, the airline today announced a 60 percent schedule reduction in April – this includes a 42 percent reduction across the U.S. and Canada and an 85 percent decrease in international flights.
Across the Atlantic, Pacific and Latin America, United will operate approximately 45 daily flights in April.
From New York, United will continue to operate to Brussels, Frankfurt, London-Heathrow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Tel Aviv, Tokyo-Narita, Cancun, Antigua, Nassau, Providenciales, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, San Juan, St. Lucia, St. Thomas.
From Washington, United will continue to operate to London-Heathrow.
From San Francisco, United will continue to operate to Melbourne, Osaka, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun.
From Houston, United will continue to operate to Cancún, Guadalajara, Leon, Los Cabos, Mazatlán, México City, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, Belize City, Sao Paulo.
From Chicago, the airline will continue to operate to Cancún. From Los Angeles – to Los Cabos.
While United does not plan to suspend service to any single U.S. city now – with the exception of Mammoth Lakes, CA – the airline is closely monitoring demand as well as changes in state and local curfews and government restrictions across the U.S. and will adjust its schedule accordingly throughout the month.