American Airlines adds four airport pairs to network

American Airlines launched a service between Cincinnati and New York LaGuardia on 5 January. The 940-kilometre sector, flown by American Eagle’s E170s, will operate 20 times weekly according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. Cincinnati Airport kick-started the launch of services by holding a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony before the inaugural departure.

  • American Airlines launched four services on 5 January, of which three connect New York LaGuardia (LGA) at a 20 times weekly frequency to Cincinnati (CVG), Indianapolis (IND) and Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP). Commenting on the launch of flights by the oneworld member between Cincinnati and New York’s third biggest airport, after New York JFK and New York Newark, Candace McGraw, CEO, Cincinnati Airport, said: “Our goal is to provide as many options and choices of carriers in all Cincinnati markets. We are especially pleased that American Airlines has decided to add New York LaGuardia to their Cincinnati network since it is a key business market for our passengers.” All four routes launched by American Airlines will face direct competition from Delta Air Lines according to OAG Schedules Analyser data, while two of the services will also see Southwest Airlines as an incumbent carrier. The average sector length of the routes is 1,128 kilometres.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
5 Jan Cincinnati (CVG) New York LaGuardia (LGA) E170 (20) Delta Air Lines (34)
Indianapolis (IND) Delta Air Lines (28),
Southwest Airlines (13)
Minneapolis-St.Paul (MSP) Delta Air Lines (43)
Washington Reagan  (DCA) Atlanta (ATL) E175 (35) Delta Air Lines (86),
Southwest Airlines (39)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 12 January 2016. WF = Weekly frequencies.


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