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Last week, American Airlines announced a wide range set of route changes, including new services to Hawaii and the Caribbean, and changes to two Atlantic and Pacific routes.
9 new routes to the Caribbean and Hawaii
The new routes will cover four of American’s hubs, including:
- 5 seasonal services from Chicago ORD, including Honolulu (HNL), Aruba (AUA), Grand Cayman (GCM), Nassau (NAS), and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS)
- 2 year-round Saturday-only service from Charlotte to Eleuthera (ELH) and Marsh Harbour (MHH) in The Bahamas
- 1 year-round Saturday-only service from Miami to new destinations: St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVD); American will be the first U.S. carrier to serve this island, which opened a new airport in 2017.
- 1 year-round Saturday-only service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Aruba (AUA)
Extra daily flights from Miami to 7 Caribbean destinations
In addition, American will add one additional frequency from MIA to seven Caribbean destinations it currently serves today.
Changes to Atlantic and Pacific routes
American and British Airways have a transatlantic joint venture. The two airlines will be increasing their capacity to BA’s LHR hub out of American’s hubs at Dallas and Miami. Beginning October 28,
- American will move one of its two MIA–LHR flights to DFW–LHR using a Boeing 777-300ER, and
- British Airways will add its third MIA–LHR frequency using a Boeing 747-400.
American also plans to suspend its high-profile service between Chicago O’Hare and Beijing in October, saying it’s seeking a “dormancy waiver” from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the route. The last Beijing-bound flight will depart Chicago on Oct. 20 with the return leaving China for Chicago on Oct. 22.