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US airlines prepare for shutdown of all domestic passenger flights

March 24, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The news comes from a Wall Street Journal report that cites anonymous industry and federal officials. It states that government agencies are considering ordering a shutdown as cancelations increase due to the coronavirus. According to Flightstats, there have been almost 9,000 domestic flights canceled today, including 1,666 from Delta, 1,302 from American Airlines, and 1,097 from Southwest Airlines.

With around 80 million US citizens under lockdown, airline executives, pilot-union leaders, and federal transportation officials expect more cancelations and schedule reductions in the coming weeks.

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