Boeing cuts business travel amid coronavirus scare; some airlines reducing flights
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March 4, 2020 - by Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com
As the coronavirus threat spreads in the United States, even the jet set is cutting down on flying.
On Wednesday, Boeing announced it will reduce employee travel to "business-essential activities."
Boeing has one of the largest corporate travel budgets in the country. Business Travel News in 2019 ranked Boeing No. 9 among U.S. companies in company travel spending, ahead of Amazon at No. 12 and one rank below Microsoft at No. 8.
And influential aviation industry player Steve Udvar-Hazy has told his employees at Air Lease Corp., which buys Boeing jets, that if they have to take delivery of an airplane, a few Seattle-based technical staff should handle it without the
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