- Joe Breitfeller
American Airlines Will Operate Over 150 New Routes for Summer 2021
American Airlines will offer over 90 percent of domestic and 80 percent of international seat capacity for summer 2021 compared to 2019, with more than 150 new routes. The carrier will also offer more widebody service between Miami and Latin America and the Caribbean.
On Wednesday (April 14, 2021), American Airlines announced that they will operate over 90 percent of their domestic schedule and 80 percent of their international schedule for summer 2021, compared to summer 2019. The carrier will also operate more than 150 new routes, as well as more widebody flights from Miami and Latin America. In addition to flights on sale now, American will offer 17 new routes available for sale starting April 19th, including daily service between Raleigh-Durham North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee (BNA). From June 5th, the carrier will launch eight new routes to Orlando with service from Birmingham (BHM), Dayton (DAY), Indianapolis (IND), Louisville (SDF), Memphis (MEM), Nashville (BNA), Pittsburgh (PIT) and Raleigh-Durham (RDU).
In Wednesday’s announcement, American Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning, Brian Znotins, said,
“Throughout the pandemic, our trademark has been to build a schedule based on what customers tell us they want and need. And today, they are telling us they’re eager to get back to travel. With our summer schedule, we can offer customers the best network and continue welcoming them safely back to the skies.”
Customers living in South Florida will also enjoy Boeing 777 widebody service from Miami (MIA) to Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). For travelers looking to explore the great outdoors this summer, American has added more flight options to popular destinations including Asheville, North Carolina (AVL), Kalispell, Montana (FCA) and Jackson, Wyoming (JAC). Starting in May, the airline is also introducing new Saturday service between Austin and Nassau, Bahamas (NAS). The Nassau service is in addition to nine new previously announced routes to/from Austin. As previously mentioned, American will offer more widebody from Miami to Latin America and the Caribbean, with select flights serviced Both Boeing 777s and 787-8 Dreamliners.
American Airlines’ purpose is to “care for people on life’s journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.
Source: American Airlines