American Airlines arrives on 12 new airport pairs

On 19 December, Curaçao Airport celebrated the arrival of American Airlines’ new service from Charlotte with a traditional cake cutting ceremony. Flights from North Carolinian airport will operate weekly on Saturdays in direct competition with Insel Air.

On 19 December, Curaçao Airport celebrated the arrival of American Airlines’ new service from Charlotte Douglas with a traditional cake cutting ceremony. Flights from North Carolinian airport will operate weekly on Saturdays in direct competition with Insel Air.

 American Airlines launched two new routes from Punta Cana on 19 December to Chicago O’Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth. Services on the former will operate on Saturdays using 737-800s, while the oneworld member will also serve the Texan hub with the same operation except on-board A319s. The Dominican Republic airport celebrated the opening of the routes with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.

American Airlines launched two new routes to Punta Cana on 19 December from Chicago O’Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth. Services on the former will operate on Saturdays using 737-800s, while the oneworld member will also serve the Texan hub with the same operation except it will use A319s. The Dominican Republic airport celebrated the opening of the routes with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.

American Airlines commenced services between Dallas/Fort Worth and Quito on 18 December. The Ecuadorian airport celebrated the launch by getting the inaugural passengers to pose with a special photo frame to help publicise the route on social media. The 4,150-kilometre link will face no direct competition according to OAG Schedules Analyser data.

Sydney Airport on 19 December welcomed the arrival of American Airlines’ inaugural service from Los Angeles. The 12,056-kilometre sector will operate daily by the oneworld member’s 777-300s. The route will face direct competition from Qantas, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Virgin Australia Airlines, all of which offer at least a daily service.

  • American Airlines commenced a total of 12 new routes between the 17 and 19 of December. Of the 12, seven will face direct competition according to OAG Schedules Analyser data, with four of city pairs facing more than one incumbent carrier. Apart from the oneworld member’s new service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Sydney (SYD), a route which is 12,056-kilometres in length, the average sector of the remaining 11 routes is 2,433 kilometres and are all connections on the North American continent. Only five of the new 12 airport pairs are US domestic services. See how Curaçao, Punta Cana and Sydney airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
17 December Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Aspen (ASE) CRJ7 (7) United Airlines (34)
Montrose (MTJ) E175 (7)
Los Angeles (LAX) Jackson Hole (JAC) A319 (7) Delta Air Lines (7), United Airlines (7)
Montrose (MTJ) E175 (7) United Airlines (2), Allegiant Air (2)
New York LaGuardia (LGA) Jacksonville (JAX) E170 (14) Delta Air Lines (20)
18 December Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Quito (UIO) A319 (5)
Los Angeles (LAX) Montego Bay (MBJ) B738 (2)
19 December Charlotte Douglas (CLT) Curaçao (CUR) A319 (1) Insel Air (1)
Puerto Plata (POP)
Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Punta Cana (PUJ) B738 (1) United Airlines (9), Frontier Airlines (7)
Dallas Fort/Worth (DFW) A319 (1)
Los Angeles (LAX) Sydney (SYD) B777 (7) Qantas (11), Delta Air Lines (7),
United Airlines (7), Virgin Australia
Airlines (7)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 22 December 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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