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An American Airlines 737 MAX taxies at LaGuardia. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

American Prepares for 13,000 Employee Furloughs

On Wednesday, American Airlines warned employees that it will send furlough notices to roughly 13,000 employees this week. The announcement comes as the second round of federal payroll aid, which was approved in December, is set to expire. “The vaccine is not being distributed as quickly as any of us believed, and new restrictions on international travel that require customers to have a negative COVID-19 test have dampened demand,” American CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom wrote in a…

Congress Passes COVID-19 Relief for Airlines

Late Monday evening, Congress passed a $900 billion bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus package that will provide financial aid to millions of , education providers, airlines, airports, small businesses and unemployed Americans. The long-awaited bill took months to pass due to heated debates between the Democrats and Republicans over what should and…