An American Airlines Boeing 767-300 departing Berlin-Tegel Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

American Airlines to Freeze Hiring and Expedite Aircraft Retirements Following COVID-19 Outbreak

As COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus that appeared months ago continues to slow down travel around the world, American Airlines has announced that it will halt pilot recruitment and expedite the retirement of its older Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft. "As you are aware, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our flight loads,” said a note to American’s pilots, per CNBC. “The impact is substantial, and unfortunately, the decision has been made to temporarily suspend new hire pilot hiring beyond…