U.S. Airlines Imperiled by Coronavirus and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

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Coronavirus has dealt a huge blow to the aviation industry. Marina Boyarkina / Adobe

Skift Take: This week in aviation news, while coronavirus is causing financial harm across the board, U.S. airlines are finding themselves in a particularly tenuous position with a lot of unknowns. Plus, airlines are bracing for furloughs and layoffs.

— Danielle Hyams

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American Slashing 3 Out of 4 Global Flights Is Among Latest Travel Company Measures

American Airlines

Shown here is American Airlines’ fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets stored at Tulsa International Airport. American Airlines said Saturday it plans to cut 75% of its international flights through May 6 and ground nearly all its widebody fleet due to coronavirus. American Airlines

Skift Take: American Airlines plans to cut 75 percent of its international flights through May 6, and this report covers how other U.S. carriers and railway operator Amtrak may make similar moves this week.

— Sean O’Neill

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Airbnb’s Fourth Quarter Takeaways and 8 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

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Airbnb reported losses of $276.4 million in its fourth quarter financials. Airbnb

Skift Take: This week in digital news, Airbnb had $276 million in losses in its fourth quarter — and that was before coronavirus struck. Not good news for a company that was hoping to go public this year. Plus, Tripadvisor is trying to offload its vacation rental businesses — will Expedia follow suit?

— Danielle Hyams

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