American Airlines announced that they will be launching several new routes to Europe which include nine new routes and some schedule adjustments to their 2018 winter and 2019 summer international flying. It’s likely that some of these changes are due to increased fuel costs, as the airline looks for more consistently profitable flying.
Here’s a highlight on what’s changing:
Philadelphia to Berlin (TXL); Bologna, Italy (BLQ); and Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV): American will be adding summer seasonal service to these cities, operated on Boeing 767s between June and September 2019, on select days. With these additions, American will provide the only nonstop service from North America to BLQ and DBV. PHL to Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI): This new service will operate daily on a Boeing 757 between April and October next year.
Philadelphia to Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI): This new service will operate daily on a Boeing 757 between April and October next year.
Dallas Ft. Worth to Dublin (DUB): We will be adding daily seasonal service on a Boeing 787-9 from June through September.
Charlotte and Dallas Ft. Worth to MUC: In March, they’ll introduce Charlotte’s first new international long-haul flight since 2014, with a daily year-round flight to MUC on an Airbus A330-200. In June, they’ll add daily seasonal service from DFW to MUC on a 787-8.
Chicago to Athens, Greece (ATH): American will be adding a daily seasonal ORD–ATH flight from May 3 to Sept. 28 on a 787-8, complementing their existing ATH service from PHL.
Phoenix to London (LHR): On March 31, American will begin daily seasonal service from to LHR on a Boeing 777-200. With this addition, this will be American’s first transatlantic international widebody flight from Phoenix.
All these changes don’t come without some service reductions. Here’s what’s being cut: American will cancel service from Philadelphia to Frankfurt, Germany (FRA), and Munich (MUC). They will also cancel service to Glasgow, Scotland (GLA), which means this station will close on Sept. 29.
Dallas Ft. Worth to Puebla, Mexico (PBC) will be enduring, causing them to pull out on Dec. 18.
In New York (JFK), it’s clear that American can’t compete competitively on transatlantic flying against Delta Air Lines. As a result, American will be ending service to Dublin, Ireland on Oct. 27 and will not return next summer. New York (JFK) to EDI will also be ending Oct. 27 and not return. In the Caribbean, JFK to Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP) ends Nov. 3, as Delta announced this new route earlier this year.
Check out the other recently announced new routes:
- American Airlines Launching New Caribbean and Hawaii Service
- American Airlines Launching New Service from DFW, LAX, MIA
- American Airlines Launches Service to Reykjavik, Iceland
- American Airlines Launches New Service to Canada
- American Airlines Announces New Routes from Philadelphia
- American Airlines Adds New Routes to Europe
What new American routes are you most excited for? Feel free to share in the comments below.