American Airlines to End Chicago-Beijing, Boost Presence in Caribbean

By Paul Riegler on 2 May 2018
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American Airlines planes in Miami

American Airlines planes in Miami

American Airlines announced multiple new routes to Hawaii and the Caribbean as well as changes to its winter schedule.

The Fort Worth-based carrier will add new winter seasonal service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Honolulu International Airport. The service will be operated using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.

In addition, the airline is adding four new routes to the Caribbean from Chicago, namely to Aruba, Grand Cayman, Nassau, and Providenciales.

American is increasing the frequency of seven existing routes from Miami to the Caribbean by one flight per day each. It is also adding a new route to Argyle International Airport in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The carrier is adding two new routes from the airline’s hub in Charlotte to the Caribbean, namely to North Eleuthera Airport and Marsh Harbour Airport, both in the Bahamas.  In addition, from its hub in Dallas/Fort Worth, American will add new service to Queen Beatrix International Airport in Trinidad.

American also plans to move one of its Miami-London Heathrow flights to operate out of Dallas, while its joint venture partner British Airways will add an additional flight linking Miami and London.

Finally, the airline plans to discontinue service between Chicago and Beijing Capital International Airport in mid October and is seeking a dormancy waiver to maintain the route authority.

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