American grows its domestic network and adds European flights

posted on 14th December 2018 by Justin Burns
American grows its domestic network and adds European flights

American Airlines is opening up new routes for the summer with additional flights to more cities across the US as well as two new flights to Europe.

The 18 new routes start this summer and include a new destination Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana, with Embraer E175 services from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

The airline is also returning to Canada’s Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia, with service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and LaGuardia Airport in New York (LGA).

The world’s largest airline is also increasing summer service from DFW to two popular European cities next summer: Paris and Madrid.

American’s vice president of network and schedule planning, Vasu Raja said: “With 18 new routes, we are committed to providing the most choices for our customers across the U.S. and a chance to see the world.

“Service to Kalispell, for example, offers an exciting destination for our customers to experience. It also introduces new opportunities for local Kalispell customers to connect across American’s vast network through LAX, ORD and DFW.”

American continues to grow its largest hub at DFW as it increases to 900 flights per day in the summer of 2019 by opening 15 new gates at the Terminal E satellite. American will add five new routes from DFW beginning in April with service to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport in California.

In May, the airline will launch new daily service to Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina. Then, in June, in addition to Kalispell, American begins year-round service to Harrisburg International Airport in Pennsylvania and daily seasonal service to California’s Wine Country via Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa.

The airline will also add a second daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris and Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) starting 6 June, providing more choices and connectivity for its customers and cargo, improving what is already the most robust service to those destinations from DFW.

“The additional flights are scheduled to provide more flexibility in a traveler’s day with a later departure from DFW and from CDG, and, in the case of MAD, enable optimal connectivity to Iberia’s network from larger markets such as Sacramento, California (SMF); Reno, Nevada (RNO); and Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL),” said Raja.

The additional CDG and MAD flights will be operated as part of the Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) among American, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair. Through the AJB, customers can seamlessly book and fly on nearly 150 trans-Atlantic flights to hundreds of destinations in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.