Alaska Airlines to reduce flight schedule by 70% in April, May

Alaska Airlines has announced a 70% reduction in its flight schedule for April and May in response to a decrease in demand related to the COVID-19, the company said.

Flight schedules for June and beyond will be based on demand, but it is expected that reductions will be substantial for at least the next several months. As a result of the outbreak, government leaders across the country have appropriately encouraged social distancing and discouraged or restricted travel. As a result, Alaska — like other airlines — is seeing demand reductions of more than 80%.

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 47 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,300 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.