Newsmax has reported more flight cuts are in the works for US airlines following restrictions in the UK and Ireland, the news source said.
Delta Air Lines plans to scale back more flights after the United States expanded travel restrictions to Britain and Ireland, it said, and Southwest Airlines was moving toward its first flight cuts.
Southwest said it was seriously considering cutting flights in the short term.
While airlines scramble to stem losses and protect jobs, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that the government would “immediately” start working with Congress to support the airline and cruise industries, both hard hit by the spiraling crisis.
US Vice President Mike Pence said new restrictions on the UK and Ireland will begin Monday at midnight and will bar most non-US citizens from entering the United States who have been in those countries within the last 14 days. They do not bar flights to and from the US or Americans and permanent residents from travel.
Washington first imposed restrictions on China and expanded them to continental Europe, prompting US airlines to cut numerous flights and scramble to shore up capital and save costs.
United Airlines and American Airlines also announced new cuts to European service.