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U.S. Domestic Passenger Flights Could Virtually Shut Down, Voluntarily or by Government Order

March 24, 2020

As airlines struggle to keep aircraft flying with minimal passengers, various options are being considered ... Major U.S. airlines are drafting plans for a potential voluntary shutdown of virtually all passenger flights across the U.S., according to industry and federal officials, as government agencies also consider ordering such a move and the nation's air-traffic control system continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus contagion.