WASHINGTON – United Airlines, one of the world’s largest airlines, will restore some international flights, but in general, its international flights in April will be only 10% of the normal schedule, the company said in a press release.
Earlier, American airlines announced a sharp reduction in international traffic amid the coronavirus pandemic and border closures, as well as a ban on entry to the United States from many countries and to the EU from countries outside the European Union.
«Travel demand continues to fall, and United continues to change its schedule accordingly. However, our airline knows that some people around the world are displaced and still need to return home. Although United’s international schedule will still be reduced by about 90% in April, the airline will continue to operate six daily flights to the mentioned destinations,” the statement said.
In particular, there will be daily flights from New York to Frankfurt, London and Tel Aviv, from Houston to Sao Paulo in Brazil, from San Francisco to Tokyo and Sydney.
In addition, flights from New York to Amsterdam, Munich, Sao Paulo and Brussels, from Washington to London and from San Francisco to Frankfurt will be returned to the schedule.
Before the coronavirus epidemic, United had almost 120 destinations connecting the United States with 48 countries.
United Airlines is the third-fourth airline in the world in terms of the number of passengers carried, flights performed, the number of aircraft and other indicators.