American Airlines has made further capacity cuts
to its summer flight schedule.
The changes are being made due to significantly
decreased customer demand as well as government travel
restrictions — both related to the COVID19
- Suspend more than 60% of its total international
capacity this summer compared to the same peak period in 2019,
which includes an 80% reduction in Pacific capacity, 65% reduction
in Atlantic capacity and 48% reduction in Latin America capacity.
- Delay the launch of new routes, including
service from Philadelphia (PHL) to Casablanca (CMN), Chicago (ORD)
to Krakow(KRK) and Seattle (SEA) to Bangalore (BLR) to 2021.
- Delay the launch of new winter seasonal service
from Los Angeles (LAX) to Christchurch (CHC) and from Dallas-Fort
Worth (DFW) to Auckland (AKL) to winter 2021.
- Suspend 25 total summer seasonal flights until
The reduced summer schedule, as well as the previously
announced domestic schedule reductions for May, will be reflected
on the airline's website starting Sunday, 5 April 2020.
The airline previously announced that new service
to AKL from DFW, CHC from LAX and BLR from SEA would all begin in
October 2020, but American will now begin operating those routes
in winter 2021.
The resumption of existing service to AKL from LAX
— which was originally slated to resume in early October 2020 —
will now resume at the end of October 2020.
American will further extend the start date of new
routes. Service to London (LHR) from Boston (BOS) will now launch
in October 2020 and service to Tel Aviv (TLV) from DFW will begin
in September 2021.
Service to CMN from PHL and KRK from ORD will
not launch this year, as well as 23 existing summer seasonal