Lansing On The List As Airlines Ask To Suspend Flights
Some airlines are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation for approval to suspend flights to more than two dozen U.S. airports.
David Shepardson from Reuters reported that since the coronavirus hit U.S., travel demand has fallen by more than 95%.
Jet Blue wants to halt flights to 16 U.S. airports through September 30th, that includes Detroit. Delta wants to suspend flights at nine airports, three are in Michigan, they include Lansing, Flint and Kalamazoo.
Delta says between April 1st - 22nd, just 1 to 14 passengers daily flew on the airline's planes.
The Transportation Department has approved numerous airlines request to suspend flights to Hawaii after the state extended a mandatory 14 day quarantine for visitors.