United Airlines reduces international schedule by 95% in April

United has announced it is reducing its international schedule by 95% in April due to government mandates or restrictions in place prohibiting travel, the company said.

The airline said it continues to aggressively manage the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on employees, customers and business.

United is drawing down its remaining trans-Atlantic operation. The final westbound departures will take place on March 25, with the exception of its Cape Town-New York/Newark service which will operate as previously scheduled with the last flight departing Cape Town on March 28.

United will reduced its remaining trans-Pacific operation on March 22, with final eastbound departures on March 25, with the exception of service between San Francisco and Tahiti and San Francisco and Sydney which will have final returns to San Francisco on March 28. United will maintain some Guam flights as well as a portion of its Island Hopper service.

United will reduce its Mexico operation starting March 24, and it will only maintain a small number of daytime flights to certain destinations in Mexico. United will draw down its remaining Central and South America operations. The last southbound departures will take place March 24.

United will temporarily suspend all flying to Canada effective April 1. In destinations where government actions have barred the airline from flying, United is actively looking for ways to bring customers who have been impacted by travel restrictions back to the United States. This includes working with the US State Department and the local governments to gain permission to operate service.