Airways have cancelled flights at Columbia’s airport as air site visitors has dropped by virtually a 3rd amid the continuing coronavirus outbreak.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport stated Monday that each American Airways and Delta have canceled flights to New York Metropolis — at the moment experiencing one of many nation’s worst outbreaks of the virus. American has additionally canceled all flights from Columbia to Miami.
Delta has additionally suspended 5 every day flights to Atlanta, slicing the whole leaving Columbia on any given day from 9 to 4. American has additionally in the reduction of every day flights to Charlotte from seven to 6 and flights to Washington, D.C., from three to 2.
Extra cutbacks might come within the days forward as flights worldwide have “drastically declined or stopped all collectively,” an airport spokesperson stated. Flights into Columbia this month are down 29% from a 12 months earlier, she stated.
“When everybody is ready to get again to enterprise, we will probably be prepared to assist get them there,” stated Kim Jamieson, advertising director at Columbia’s airport. “It is going to take time, however we are going to come again from this stronger than earlier than. We now have little question.”
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Bristow Marchant covers Richland County for The State, and was beforehand a member of the paper’s State Home group. He has greater than 10 years’ expertise protecting South Carolina. He gained the S.C. Press Affiliation’s 2015 award for Greatest Sequence on a poisonous Chester County landfill fireplace, and was a part of The State’s award-winning 2016 election protection.