March 4, 2020 / 7:58 PM / 5 months ago

United Airlines slashes domestic, international flying as demand slides on coronavirus

CHICAGO, March 4 (Reuters) - United Airlines Holdings Inc is reducing U.S. and Canadian flights by 10% and international flying by 20% in the month of April and eyeing similar cuts in May in some of the most drastic measures announced to date by a U.S. airline in response to falling demand due to the coronavirus.

In a statement on Wednesday, Chicago-based United said it was also implementing a hiring freeze, delaying merit-based salary increases and offering employees the option to take an unpaid leave of absence.

Reporting by Tracy Rucinski Editing by Matthew Lewis

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