American Airlines Plans to Restart Some International Flights on June 4

By Paul Riegler on 4 April 2020
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Showing a bit of cautious optimism, American Airlines announced plans to resume some of its temporarily suspended international flights in a phased-in manner starting June 4, 2020, but it also said it expects to cut approximately 60% of its international summer schedule compared to what it operated in 2019.

The world’s largest airline expects to resume a number of flights it has temporarily suspended starting on June 4, 2020 including many of its flights to London Heathrow from New York, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham, and Philadelphia, as well as flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Amsterdam, and Chicago-Dublin.  It will phase in other flights throughout the summer, including Charlotte-Munich and New York-Paris on July 7.

It will also restore service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Hong Kong, Lima, São Paulo, Seoul, and Tokyo on July 7.

The airline said it will reduce its transpacific capacity this summer by 80%, its transatlantic capacity by 65%, and its capacity to Latin America by 48%. The move comes amidst plummeting demand due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

American also said it will postpone the launch of several new routes including Philadelphia-Casablanca, Chicago-Krakow, and Seattle-Bangalore until 2021, and similarly delay planned new winter seasonal routes including Los Angeles-Christchurch and Dallas/Fort Worth-Auckland to the winter of 2021.

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