What a sight: Hundreds of planes sit parked during pandemic
Hundreds of planes not being used are sitting at an air center in Roswell, New Mexico.
from Sky seven. You can see it hundreds of huge airplanes. A lot of these planes that were getting in here, or large wide body like triple sevens or a three thirties. You know, those planes might have been on international routes that are now being parked, all parked at what was once Walker Air Force Base. With New Mexico's dry climate, plenty of space and a massive runway, it's more or less the sweet spot for storage. Many airports throughout the country now ghost towns because of limited air travel with the pandemic. So a lot of airlines are parking their planes. Here in New Mexico, the two largest users at the at the moment is American Airlines and United. But we also have about half of frontiers fleet here, Roswell Air sent her. Managers say more than 300 planes have arrived since March. We're approaching 500 so we've never had that many planes here. We maybe had about 400 planes after 9 11 but those were pretty much domestic air center managers say some of these planes will be retired, their parts recycled. As for when the rest will be back up in the air. When the demand comes back, um, the planes will go back to service, so it's it's typical to say