Airlines add routes to beach and ski destinations, cut back on others

Oct 27, 2020
With international and business travel way down, airlines are adding more flights to domestic leisure spots.
U.S. airlines have added new routes to domestic vacation destinations in hopes of luring more passengers.
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Airlines are burning a lot of cash — so what does that mean?

Oct 12, 2020
Expenses don’t go away just because people aren’t flying.
An employee disinfects an airplane at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Virginia in July. Airlines are burning cash because there are still expenses, regardless if people are flying.
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This week may be "Armageddon" for the airline industry

Sep 28, 2020
Carriers are likely to cut more than 35,000 jobs starting Thursday.
Flight attendants and other aviation workers participate in a march near the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 9, calling for extended airline support.
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Airlines ask for bailout extension

Sep 23, 2020
The industry is warning of a massive wave of layoffs if lawmakers don’t extend funding before Oct. 1.
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby joins fellow airline executives, union heads and politicians at a news conference calling for additional financial support to avoid layoffs on Sept. 22 outside the U.S. Capitol.
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Delta's putting its frequent flyer program up as collateral for a loan

Sep 14, 2020
The airline's SkyMiles program is worth millions every year.
A Delta Air Lines employee waits for passengers at an empty check-in counter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
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Airlines waive change fees in hopes of spurring reservations

Sep 1, 2020
Their aim is to generate demand by eliminating uncertainty for those booking in advance.
A passenger waits for a United Airlines flight to begin. Demand for air travel has been curtailed by the coronavirus.
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Airlines may need to retool routes with decline in business travel

Aug 26, 2020
They might not send employees on as many trips, even after COVID-19.
Business travelers have outsize influence on airlines, generating around half of the industry's revenues, according to analysts.
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Passenger airports are struggling to make ends meet

Aug 10, 2020
The downturn in air travel has slashed airport revenue, with fees plummeting for landings, passenger use and parking.
The United Airlines check-in counter at San Francisco International was vacant in early August.
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Airlines brace themselves ahead of reporting earnings this week

Jul 20, 2020
The last quarter wasn't a good one for carriers.
Consumer surveys find most Americans are wary of getting on a plane right now.
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United furlough warnings could be the tea leaves for the airline industry

Jul 9, 2020
United Airlines warned 36,000 employees Wednesday that they could be furloughed in October.
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