Dallas, US — American Airlines will slash daily flights from New York-area airports by 95%, joining United Airlines in eliminating most operations in the nation’s largest city as the increase in Covid-19 cases guts travel demand.

Daily departures from New York’s LaGuardia airport will tumble to eight on Tuesday through May 6, with a drop to three at John F Kennedy International, American Airlines told employees late on Sunday. Departures from New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International will fall to two on April 9, bringing the total for the three airports to 13. That compares with an average of 271 in April 2019...

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