American Airlines temporarily reducing flights at Watertown Airport through July

DEXTER, NY – American Airlines announced that starting Friday, May 8, 2020, there will be a significant change to their schedule at Watertown International Airport. The number of arrival and departures will go to six (6) per week as a result of an unprecedented decline in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent waiver issued by the United States Department of Transportation.

The new schedule will remain in place through July 2020, but is subject to change based upon fluctuating conditions.

“These are unparalleled times. American remains committed to serving our community by ensuring we are connected to the national air transportation system. A short-term adjustment to lower frequency makes sense,” commented Airport Manger Grant W. Sussey.

Watertown International Airport is essential infrastructure and remains open and operational for Air Carrier or General Aviation aircraft 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Airport staff is steadfast in the battle against COVID-19 and will do everything we can to support essential travel and the flow of goods and cargo to the region in a safe manner. The safety and health of our employees, tenants and users is our priority. A number of procedures are in effect including increased cleaning frequency, free hand sanitizing stations, social distancing measures and limited personal contact between employee work groups and customers.

Effective May 11th, all travelers will be required to wear masks on American Airline’s flights as per their guidelines.

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