Airline companies starting to slash flights to New York

National News

FILE – In this April 24, 2019, photo, American Airlines aircraft are shown parked at their gates at Miami International Airport in Miami. A veteran airline mechanic has been sentenced to three years in prison for sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner in Miami with 150 people aboard. The lawyer for 60-year-old Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani said at a hearing Wednesday, March 4, 2020, that the mechanic’s sole motive in July was to earn overtime fixing the plane. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

(WSYR-TV) — New York is the state hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic and that has led American Airlines to drastically slash travel to New York City.

The carrier is currently operating only 13 daily flights into the Metro Area’s airports. Last year, American had 271 flights.

Airline officials said the demand for flights to the New York area is rapidly evaporating.

This announcement comes one day after United Airlines cut flights to New York.

Other airlines, including JetBlue and Spirit, previously suspended service.


Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Live Doppler 9 Map Center

CNY View

CNY View

CNY View

Oswego Area

Oswego Area

Syracuse Area

Syracuse Area