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United Airlines cuts 95 percent of international flights

United Airlines announced late Friday it will be reducing international flights by 95% in April in light of the government’s travel advisories in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

United’s announcement is just the latest cut back in response to the pandemic. American Airlines reduced its international flights by 75% this week, and Delta announced it plans to park at least 600 planes, more than half of its fleet.

This is the most drastic cut United has announced. On March 15, United said it was slashing its domestic and international flights by 50%. Just 48 hours later, late Tuesday, the airline bumped up that figure to 60%, with more than 40% of the April flight cuts happening on flights across the U.S. and Canada. 

With the cuts announced Friday, the airline said it would suspend all flights to Canada starting April 11. 

With the exception of the airline’s Cape Town-New York/Newark service, which has a final flight leaving the South African city scheduled for March 28, the last westbound trans-Atlantic flight is scheduled for March 25. 

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