American Airlines tends to new and existing markets for flights everywhere from Auckland to Asheville.
American and BA means oneworld has nearly half of London to New York flights. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple flight.
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American Airlines concluded a busy weekend, launching eight new routes across the United States and the world. The world’s largest airline plans to add six new flights through its northeastern alliance with JetBlue and two long-haul routes in South America and Oceania. lets take alook.
For the winter season, American Airlines is relaunching flights to Auckland, New Zealand. The carrier will start daily flights from Dallas-Fort. It is worth traveling to Auckland with a Boeing 787-9 in the winter, i.e. from October 29 to March 25. The move comes as the island opens its borders to all visitors for the first time in two years.
Before the pandemic, AA linked Oakland using a flight via Los Angeles, a shorter flight and a major hub for Oceania services. During the summer this track can return significantly.
America is taking full advantage of the extended range 787-9s to reach New Zealand. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | simple flight
Another 787 route back this winter is Miami to Montevideo, Uruguay. American 787-8 will offer flights three times a week, and these will increase to daily flights from December 14 to January 1 for Christmas travel. This is another service that has been paused due to COVID but is now seeing enough demand to warrant a return from October 30 to March 25 at least.
JetBlue Partnership Goes Strong
Closer to home, America is taking advantage of the Northeast Alliance to add new connections from two New York airports, LaGuardia (LGA) and JFK. Today, the airline adds four year-round and two seasonal flights, namely:
- Year-round trips from LGA to Little Rock (LIT), Tulsa (TUL), and JFK to Bermuda (BDA) and Monterey (MTY)
- Seasonal flights from LGA to Asheville (AVL) and Key West (EYW)
JetBlue remains confident that it will have Spirit by the end of the shareholder vote. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | simple flight
The increase is a boon for American Airlines as it hopes to build a larger passenger base on both coasts through partnerships with companies like Alaska Airlines as well. However, expect to see renewed competition from United and Delta as they try to challenge more rivalries in New York and the US partnership in general.
This winter, Americans hope they can rebuild long-distance international routes that were not overrun this summer due to COVID or capacity shortages. In fact, last year’s wave of retirements means Americans are struggling with wide bodies due to Boeing’s year-long delivery halt on the 787 Dreamliner’s spine. Any further expansion will be dictated by these aircraft joining the fleet sooner rather than later.
There are currently more than 100 787 in our parking lots and desert facilities awaiting delivery. Photo: Boeing
However, as far as possible, America is looking to add shorter flights as well. Domestic flights remain essential to the industry as international travel has not yet recovered and may never be the same. Stay tuned for more details on how the world’s largest airline by fleet size and revenue will navigate the future.
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