American Airlines CEO Doug Parker addressed customers and employees during a new video highlighting the company’s game plan moving forward during the coronavirus outbreak.
Parker said the airline is proud to continue operating flights, despite it being on a reduced schedule. The carrier is providing vital service to medical professionals and travelers flying to a safe haven to avoid the viral pandemic.
While American continues to serve all of its domestic markets, international travel has been brought to a temporary standstill. Parker reaffirms his belief the company is ready to resume service when the current travel restrictions are lifted.
The CEO also said travel waivers would be extended through the end of September, with impacted travelers able to cancel plans and rebook flights through December 2021 without change fees.
Parker also went on to say that thanks to loans from the CARES Act, American is keeping as many of its employees on the job as possible.
As for the safety of the customers and employees, American announced it had eased its seating requirements, eliminated around 50 percent of its middle seats and was reassigning people to maintain a safe social distance…