It’s no surprise that airlines have been grounding many of their planes. The major US carriers are literally parking hundreds of planes as demand for air travel has more or less dried up.
The extent of groundings and flight cancellations is basically changing by the day as airlines continue to adapt.
American Airlines has sent over some pictures of their stored aircraft, which really puts the situation into perspective.
American is storing aircraft throughout the system, though primarily at four airports. Here are those airports, along with the type of aircraft being stored at each:
- Tulsa, Oklahoma (TUL): 737 MAX 8, 757, 777-200, 777-300ER, 787-8, 787-9
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PIT): A320, A321, A330, E-190
- Roswell, New Mexico (ROW): 737 MAX 8, 737-800, 757, 767, 777-200
- Mobile, Alabama (BFM): A321, 777-200
Here are some pictures American has shared of their planes parked in Tulsa, where they currently have about 50 planes parked, and counting:
Meanwhile here are some pictures American has shared of their planes parked in Pittsburgh, where they currently have about 20 planes parked, and counting:
What a sad sight… hopefully the world heals soon, so these planes can get back in the air!
In addition to grounding many aircraft type, American is also retiring all 757s, 767s, A330-200s, and Embraer 190s, as well as select 737-800s.
On the plus side, at least the 737 MAXs are less lonely now, maybe?