American Airlines has announced it plans to implement a phased suspension of nearly all long-haul international flights starting March 16, the company said.
The announcement was predicated by reduced demand and travel restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Between March 16 and May 6, American will reduce its international capacity by 75% on a year-over-year basis, adding the changes will result in the airline parking nearly its entire widebody fleet.
The airline also anticipates its domestic capacity in April will be reduced by 20% on a year-over-year basis.
Domestic capacity for the month of May will be reduced by 30%, the company added.