Author Topic: U.S. Domestic Passenger Flights Could Virtually Shut Down, Voluntarily or by Gov  (Read 3638 times)

Offline KB4TEZ

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Major U.S. airlines are drafting plans for a potential voluntary shutdown of virtually all passenger flights across the U.S., according to industry and federal officials, as government agencies also consider ordering such a move and the nation’s air-traffic control system continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus contagion.

No final decisions have been made by the carriers or the White House, these officials said. As airlines struggle to keep aircraft flying with minimal passengers, various options are under consideration, these people said.

But amid the quickly spreading pandemic and mandatory stay-at-home orders covering some 80 million U.S. residents, airline executives, pilot-union leaders and federal transportation officials said they increasingly view as inevitable further sharp reductions from already-decimated schedules in passenger flights.

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Offline Morassbert

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It is just a matter of when, the US already surpassed the China of confirmed cases and this is not the end of it.