View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
March 23, 2020

AMC temporarily suspends majority of Space-A travel due to Covid-19

Air Mobility Command (AMC) has temporarily suspended majority of the Space-Available (Space-A) travel on board its own and contracted aircraft in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Visit our Covid-19 microsite for the latest coronavirus news, analysis and updates

Follow the latest updates of the outbreak on our timeline.

Air Mobility Command (AMC) has temporarily suspended majority of the Space-Available (Space-A) travel on board its own and contracted aircraft in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The temporary suspension is effective from 21 March to 11 May.

However, the suspension does not include Category I, IV, and VI travellers.

Under category I, members eligible for Space-A travel include wounded warriors and their immediate family carrying valid US Department of Defence (DoD) identification card, and uniformed service members with emergency status indicated in their leave orders and their sponsored dependents.

Under category IV, uniformed service member retirees, who live in commonwealth and US possessions, are eligible for travel to avail health care services. One dependent of the retiree can also travel if the condition requires.

In the VI segment, American Samoa veterans travelling to and from Hawaii for hospital care from the VA facility in Hawaii are allowed for travel.

Following the recommendation of US Transportation Command and AMC leadership, travel has been temporarily suspended to enhance force health protection measures.

This will also decrease the risk to the DoD mission amid rising Covid-19 cases in the US.

Additionally, these restrictions are expected to boost the readiness of the armed forces and safeguard the health of personnel.

As a precautionary measure, medical screening protocols will apply for all travellers.

The travel via Space-A is applicable only on a space availability basis.

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) Ellen Lord said: “Our focus remains on force health protection, and this temporary suspension of Space-A travel represents a sensible course of action to increase force health protection measures, while simultaneously decreasing risk to mission from Covid-19.

“This move enables our DoD and contract aircrew and passenger terminal personnel to focus on sustaining the warfighter and assuring the accomplishment of the DoD mission.”

Related Companies

Free Report

Navigate your business through the ‘new normal’

COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines the world over. It has already affected our lives forever. The way we work, shop, eat, seek medical advice, and socialize will all be different in the future. Quite how different remains to be seen, but all industries must plan for multiple eventualities.  Faced with an explosion of conflicting information on how to plan and implement successful recovery strategies, decision-makers are in dire need of a single, reliable source of intelligence.   GlobalData’s COVID-19 Executive Briefing gives you access to unparalleled data and insights to successfully navigate the uncertain road to recovery across the world’s largest industries. Understand every aspect of this disruptive theme by delving into: 
  •  COVID-19 infection update, with statistics on the spread, testing by country, as well as the latest data on vaccines and therapeutic developments 
  • Economic impact overview, covering stock market indices, GDP, unemployment rates, policy responses & GlobalData’s economic recovery scorecards 
  • Sector developments, with access to sector insight summaries, cross-sector indices and the leaders and laggards in each industry vertical 
Whatever your company’s imminent strategic plans, the long-lasting impact of COVID-19 must not be overlooked. Find out how to futureproof your business operations – download our report today. 
by GlobalData
Enter your details here to receive your free Report.

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Monday. The defence industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy