On Wednesday, it was announced that United Airlines had agreed to stop flying domestic to Texas for the next two weeks, a decision the company said was made in response to a virus outbreak.
The decision came less than a week after the airline’s board voted to impose a temporary ban on all domestic flights between Texas and Louisiana.
The move came after a major outbreak of the coronavirus, the second major outbreak to hit the United States this year.
A similar outbreak occurred in April, which forced the company to shut down more than 2,000 flights from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to Chicago.
The ban was made permanent in late April.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 15,000 confirmed and suspected cases of coronaviruses in the United State.
Since the first wave of the virus spread in the U.S., more than 100,000 people have been infected and more than 9,600 have died.
In a statement on Wednesday, United said it had “committed to continue working with the Centers of Disease Control, state and local governments, and others to make adjustments and provide support in order to provide relief for travelers and their families during this challenging time.”