DOT Set to Grant Several Airlines Permission to Suspend Service to Some US Airports Amid Pandemic Written 1 June 2020


A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 at JFK International Airport | Quintin Soloviev; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

USA Today reported that DOT “is on the cusp of giving final approval to a lengthy list of cities that could lose some of their airline service” due to the fall in demand for air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The list is DOT’s “latest help airlines cope with a dearth of passengers and conserve cash amid stay-at-home orders...while trying to make sure the communities still have airline service.” Under the CARES Act, airlines that accept government bailout funding have to “apply for DOT approval before stopping service to a particular city.”
Full Story (USA Today)