American Airlines to Discontinue Service to 20 Destinations as Part of Antitrust Settlement

By Paul Riegler on 15 January 2014
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American Airlines announced changes on Wednesday to its network that stem from slot divestitures mandated by the Department of Justice as part of the settlement that allowed the merger with US Airways to proceed.

The changes impact schedules at Washington Reagan National Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York.

At Reagan National, American is discontinuing year-round, daily nonstop service to 17 destinations.  These include Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; Fayetteville, North Carolina, Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Islip, New York; Jacksonville, North Carolina; Little Rock, Arkansas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Montreal, Canada; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Nassau, Bahamas; and Omaha, Nebraska.

From LaGuardia, American is discontinuing nonstop service to Atlanta, Cleveland, and Minneapolis.

The airline is also adding service from LaGuardia to the following destinations:  Charlottesville, Virginia; Dayton, Ohio; Greensboro, North Carolina; Knoxville, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; Louisville, Kentucky; Norfolk, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Roanoke, Virginia; and Wilmington, North Carolina.  Customers will be able to purchase tickets to these locations beginning January 26, for flights starting on April 1.

Customers impacted by the changes will still be able to fly to these airports through connecting flights via one or more of the airline’s other eight hubs.

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