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American expands into Africa, returns to Israel

American Airlines Boeing 757-23N WL N204UW (msn 30886) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403967.

American Airlines has made this announcement:

American Airlines has the cure for the end-of-summer blues: new routes for next summer.

American has unveiled its summer 2020 international schedule, which includes the following new service:

  • Philadelphia (PHL) to Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) begins June 4
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV) begins Sept. 9
  • Chicago (ORD) to Krakow, Poland (KRK) begins May 7
  • ORD to Budapest, Hungary (BUD) begins May 7
  • ORD to Prague, Czech Republic (PRG) begins May 8

Furthering frontiers: Africa

When American begins service to Morocco next year, it will be the airline’s first entrance into the African continent. American will be the only U.S. carrier with nonstop service to Casablanca, which will be operated three times per week on a Boeing 757 (above).

“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’s 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. This is only the beginning.”

Returning to Tel Aviv

As demand continues to grow between the U.S. and TLV, American is adding three weekly flights from DFW, its largest hub. These flights will serve customers throughout the U.S. and allow many customers to make only one stop, rather than the previous two stops that were available, to TLV. And as the tech industry continues to grow in the market, American will provide the most efficient routing to U.S. tech cities like Austin, Texas, and San Jose, California, in addition to one-stop service to 33 new cities in the U.S.

Expansion in Eastern Europe

American’s Midwest hub, ORD, has seen significant growth and now offers more domestic and international seats today than it has in more than a decade. Next summer, the growth continues with three new destinations in Eastern Europe, including American’s first flight to KRK and new service to PRG and BUD, which American began flying to seasonally from PHL in 2018. American will offer the most premium seats to Eastern Europe of all U.S. carriers next summer, as all of the new flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-8, featuring 20 Flagship Business seats and 28 Premium Economy seats.

American will be the only U.S. carrier providing service to KRK, BUD and PRG from ORD.

New flights will be available for purchase Aug. 12, with the exception of TLV, which will be available for purchase Oct. 10.

Hub City Airport Code Frequency Aircraft Season
DFW Tel Aviv, Israel TLV 3x/week 787-9 Year-round, starting Sept. 9, 2020
PHL Casablanca, Morocco CMN 3x/week 757 June 4–Sept. 8
ORD Krakow, Poland KRK 5x/week 787-8 May 7–Oct. 23
ORD Prague, Czech Republic PRG 5x/week 787-8 May 8–Oct. 24
ORD Budapest, Hungary BUD 4x/week 787-8 May 7–Oct. 24

All routes subject to government approval.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): American Airlines Boeing 757-23N WL N204UW (msn 30886) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403967.

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Bloomberg: American Airlines mulls longest-range Airbus A321 to plug Boeing gap

American Airlines Boeing 757-23N WL N204UW (msn 30886) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946641.

From Bloomberg:

American  Airlines is considering placing an order for Airbus’ proposed A321XLR to replace its 34 aging Boeing 757-200s (top).

Read the full story.

Top Copyright Photo: American Airlines Boeing 757-23N WL N204UW (msn 30886) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946641.

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American Airlines to fly to Iceland next summer

American Airlines Boeing 757-23N WL N204UW (msn 30886) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 927941.

American Airlines is adding another new destination to its seasonal European footprint when service begins to Keflavik (near Reykjavik), Iceland (KEF) next summer. Service to Iceland’s capital and largest city begins June 7, 2018 from American’s Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) hub.

The route will be flown on a 176-seat Boeing 757-200, featuring lie-flat Business Class seats and a full suite of products including American’s innovative Casper bedding and Cole Haan amenity kits in the premium cabin.

American offers more than 760 daily flights from DFW, serving more than 200 destinations in 31 countries.

Top Copyright Photo: American Airlines Boeing 757-23N WL N204UW (msn 30886) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 927941.

American Airlines Announces New Service to Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Service dates*

DFW–KEF: June 7 – Oct. 26
KEF–DFW: June 8 – Oct. 27

Schedule

DFW–KEF
Departs DFW at 8:20 p.m.
Arrives KEF at 9:15 a.m.
(Next day)
KEF–DFW
Departs KEF at 11:10 a.m.
Arrives DFW at 2:50 p.m.

 

 

Aircraft

Boeing 757-200