Here’s a link explaining why.
Why airlines are required to keep flying ‘ghost planes’ under the terms of the coronavirus bailout package
- Airlines continue to fly across the US despite only having a few passengers on each flight, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- In the COVID-19 bailout package, the CARES Act, airlines receiving aid are required to continue flying to every domestic destination they already serve, even with low passenger numbers.
- Industry experts explained to Business Insider that the requirement is designed to keep supply chains stable and transport essential personnel, like government and healthcare workers, as well as to maintain connectivity to smaller areas.