American Airlines to fly to Africa for first time in 2020

posted on 8th August 2019 by Justin Burns
American Airlines to fly to Africa for first time in 2020

American Airlines has unveiled its summer 2020 international schedule, which includes new services to Tel Aviv, Krakow, Budapest and Prague and a first route into Africa in the shape of Casablanca.

When American begins seasonal service to Morocco next year, it will be the airline’s first entrance into the African continent.

American will be the only US carrier with direct service to Casablanca, which will be operated three times per week on a Boeing 757 from 4 June to 8 September.

“Our customers and team members have been asking when we’re going to start service to Africa, and I couldn’t be more pleased to make this announcement for service beginning in 2020,” said Vasu Raja, American vice president of network and schedule planning.

“We look forward to working with Royal Air Maroc when they join oneworld in January, which will allow for even more connections further into Africa to places like Marrakech, Lagos and Accra.”

As demand continues to grow between the US and Tel Aviv, American is adding three weekly flights from Dallas Fort Worth, its largest hub, from 9 September.

Next summer, the growth continues with three new seasonal routes to Eastern Europe from Chicago O’Hare, including American’s first flight to Krakow and new service to Prague and Budapest.

Krakow will be flown five times a week and Budapest four times a week. Both launch on 7 May, with Prague to be flown five times a week from 8 May. All flights will be operated with a Boeing 787-8.