United Airlines has reduced its international flying schedule to a total of just six daily flights, in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The US carrier said that “While travel demand and government restrictions continue to impact our schedule, we know some people around the globe are displaced and still need to get home”.

The airline’s international schedules have been reduced by 90 per cent, but the following six routes will operate through until May (with the caveat that it remains “a fluid situation”).

  • New York Newark to Frankfurt (flights 960/961)
  • New York Newark to London (flights 16/17)
  • New York Newark to Tel Aviv (flights 90/91)
  • Houston to Sao Paulo (flights 62/63)
  • San Francisco to Tokyo Narita (flights 837/838)
  • San Francisco to Sydney (flights 863/870)

United has also been operating a number of flights “to help displaced customers who still need to get home”, although most of these have now been completed. All flights to Canada, for example, will be suspended from April 1.

Fellow US airline Delta has published a similarly reduced international flying schedule, which can be seen here.


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