American Airlines Restarts Some International Flights, Announces Increase Flights for July

By Paul Riegler on 4 June 2020
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American is restarting flights to London from New York on Thursday.

American Airlines said Thursday that travelers are slowly starting to return to the skies Thursday as the coronavirus wanes in some parts of the country, and announced plans that it would operate 55% as many domestic flights as it did one year earlier. It also restarted a number of international routes.

The July schedule will be a 20% increase over June’s. The airline, the world’s largest, will operate 20% as many international flights as it did last July.

“We’re seeing a slow but steady rise in domestic demand,” Vasu Raja, American’s senior vice president of network strategy, said in the statement. “Our July schedule includes the smallest year-over-year capacity reduction since March.”

The airline said it is seeing an strong increase in flights to Florida, Gulf Coast cities, as well as destinations rich in open spaces such as Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming

American restarted a number of international routes on Thursday including service to London Heathrow from New York and Chicago, and service to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Paris from Dallas/Fort Worth.

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