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An American Airlines 737-800 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Craig Fischer)

American Reduces Pilot Workforce by 40 Percent

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reduced travel demand across the United States and throughout the world. Recently the United States has seen record low numbers of passengers traveling with passenger counts nationwide dipping below 100,000 earlier in the week. In response to this dramatic drop in demand, airlines have been seeking measures to reduce costs including reducing their workforce. American Airlines has been able to reduce costs by seeking and receiving voluntary leave from its pilot group. In total 5,515…