American Airlines will add 18 new routes next summer, including increasing international service from Dallas.
Dallas remains a very profitable hub for American and the carrier will double service to both Paris and Madrid. From DFW, both new flights will depart late in the evening, providing for a full day on the ground or afternoon connection before the flight to Europe. Both new flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-9. The new Madrid route will be operated in concert with joint-venture partner Iberia. Meanwhile, the second daily Paris flights comes in the wake of Air France’s return to Dallas.
On the domestic and Canadian side, AA will add service to the following cities:
- Asheville, North Carolina (AVL)
- Columbia, South Carolina (CAE)
- Daytona Beach, Florida (DAB)
- Durango, Colorado (DRO)
- Halifax, Nova Scotia (YHZ)
- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (MDT)
- Jackson, Wyoming (JAC)
- Kalispell, Montana (FCA)
- Manchester, New Hampshire (MHT)
- Melbourne, Florida (MLB)
- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR)
- Raleigh, North Carolina (RDU)
- San Luis Obispo, California (SBP)
- Santa Rosa, California (STS)
Here’s the new schedule:
All flights will be available for sale Monday, December 17th.
Vasu Raja, AA’s Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning, offered commentary on why the airline is doubling up on Madrid and Paris flights out of Dallas:
Some of the new route additions are surprising, particularly the additions from New York LGA. Some, like flying from Phoenix to Raleigh, are not. But American’s move signals a willingness to grow in 2019.
(H/T: View from the Wing)