American Airlines launches 11 new routes in one day

On 1 April, Edmonton Airport celebrated the resumption of American Airline’s services from Dallas/Fort Worth, last operated 18 years ago. Pulling the “coral door” to officially open the gate for boarding the flight are (left to right): George Rogers; Tom Ruth; Will Livsey; Mabrie Jackson; and John Whaley.

  • American Airlines expanded its route network with the addition of 11 new routes from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) and New York LaGuardia, NY (LGA), all of which were launched on 1 April. Notably, the average weekly frequency across the 11 new routes is almost 13. With the longest sector being the 2,623-kilometre daily services to Edmonton (YEG), last operated 18 years ago, and the shortest being inaugurated to Richmond, VA (RIC) at 470-kilometre, the oneworld member will face competition on eight of the newly launched routes from Delta Air Lines. Furthermore, all of American’s new domestic flights will be operated by American Eagle. Commenting on the route launch to Edmonton, Tom Ruth, CEO, Edmonton Airport, said: “This new, non-stop route is a major asset for travellers doing business in Dallas/Fort Worth, and it links us to American Airlines’ largest hub, with great access to Central and South America. Through American, Edmonton will now have access to oneworld’s global network of almost a thousand destinations in more than 150 countries.”
Launch date Origin Destination WF A/C Competition (WF)
1 April Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) Edmonton (YEG) 7 A319
New York LaGuardia, NY (LGA) Charlottesvile, VA (CHO) ER4 Delta Air Lines (6)
Dayton, OH (DAY) 19 Delta Air Lines (6)
Greensboro, NC (GSO) Delta Air Lines (25)
Knoxville, TN (TYS) 6 Delta Air Lines (11)
Little Rock, AR (LIT) 7 CR7
Louisville, KY (SDF) 19 ER4 Delta Air Lines (17)
Norfolk, VA (ORF) Delta Air Lines (22)
Richmond, VA (RIC) 26 Delta Air Lines (31)
Roanoke, VA (ROA) 6
Wilmington, NC (ILM) Delta Air Lines (7)
Source: Innovata / Diio Mi w/c 8 April 2014.

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