American Airlines adds 10 services to network

American Airlines’ services from Chicago O’Hare with a traditional route launch cake

Albany Airport celebrated the start of American Airlines’ services from Chicago O’Hare with a traditional route launch cake. The oneworld member will offer 21 weekly flights between the two airports.

American Airlines’ service to Cancún on 3 March by handing out fresh pastries and muffins to passengers on the first flight

Kansas City celebrated the start of American Airlines’ services to Cancún on 3 March by handing out fresh pastries and muffins to passengers on the first sector. Flights between the two airports will operate weekly, with the carrier using its 737-800 fleet on the 2,160-Kilometre city pair.

Memphis Airport celebrated the start of American Airlines’ services to Phoenix by bringing out the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley. Inaugural passengers were also handed cactus shaped cookies. Seen posing with the aircraft that operated the first flight is Memphis Airport’s Social Media Manager, Rob Robertson. Flights will operate daily according to OAG Schedules Analyser data.

American airport handed out fresh coffee and donuts to the passengers on the first flight

Before the departure of American Airlines’ inaugural operation to Cancún from Pittsburgh on 5 March, the American airport handed out fresh coffee and donuts to the passengers on the first flight. Services will operate weekly.

Cutting the ribbon in Phoenix at the start of services to Lubbock, Memphis

Cutting the ribbon in Phoenix at the start of services to Lubbock, Memphis, Midland and Roswell are: Ruidoso Councillor Tim Coughlin; American Airlines’ Michael Pontik; Roswell Mayor, Dennis Kintigh; American Airlines MD – Phoenix, John Daly; City of Phoenix Assistant Aviation Director, Deborah Ostreicher; New Mexico Lt. Governor, John Sanchez; Eddy County Commissioner, Stella Davis; Artesia Mayor, Phil Burch; Carlsbad Mayor Pro Tem Richard Doss; and Chaves County Chair, Robert Corn.

  • American Airlines, between the 3 and 5 March, launched a total of 10 routes across its US and Mexico network. The airports to make the biggest gains from the oneworld carrier’s expansion are Phoenix (PHX) and Cancún (CUN), with both gaining four new services from American. Of the 10 sectors four will face direct competition, with Delta Air Lines offering a competing service on three of the four new routes from Cancún. The average frequency of the new services was 5.8. Find out how Midland Airport’s FTWA does in this week’s Arch of Triumph competition.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
3 Mar Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Albany (ALB) EQV (21) United Airlines (19)
Dallas Fort/Worth (DFW) Merida (MID) A319 (5)
Phoenix (PHX) Lubbock (LBB) CRJ9 (7)
Memphis (MEM)
Midland (MAF)
Roswell (ROW)
5 Mar Kansas City (MCI) Cancún (CUN) B738 (1)
Nashville (BNA) Delta Air Lines (1)
Pittsburgh (PIT) A319 (1)
Raleigh-Durham (RDU) B738 (1)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 8 March 2016. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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