American Airlines initiates 24 domestic connections

American Airlines Burlington

American Airlines commenced flights between Chicago O’Hare and Burlington on 7 June, with a press conference taking place at the Vermont airport. Seen speaking to the press is Miro Weinberger, Mayor of Burlington, watched over by Gene Richards, Director of Aviation, Burlington Airport. The oneworld member joins United Airlines on the route.

American Airlines South Bend

American Airlines commenced operations to South Bend on 7 June, launching twice-daily flights from its bases at Charlotte Douglas and Dallas/Fort Worth. The Indiana airport baked these two cakes to mark the launches.

American Airlines Montgomery

American Airlines initiated a route between Washington Reagan and Montgomery on 7 June, with the Alabama airport producing this eye-catching sweet treat showstopper alongside US-themed cupcakes. The oneworld member will offer six weekly flights on the 1,114-kilometre sector from the capital using its CRJ 700 fleet. No other airline links the airports.

American Airlines Key West

Passengers on the inaugural American Airlines flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to Key West were presented with a commemorative baseball cap as they disembarked the aircraft in Florida on 9 June. The carrier will offer a weekly (Saturdays) service between its Texan hub and Key West which will operate on the carrier’s fleet of E175s.

American Airlines Pensacola

American Airlines inaugurated a daily service between Philadelphia and Pensacola on 7 June, with the Florida airport celebrating the launch by hosting a party. Passengers were handed airline, airport and destination-branded goodies.

American Airlines Bonaire

One of the three international route launched by American Airlines this week was between Miami and Bonaire, an island in the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean. Together with Aruba and Curacao, it forms the group known as the ABC islands, less than one hundred miles off the north coast of South America near the western part of Venezuela. On hand to greet the inaugural flight from Miami on 9 June were Miss Bonaire, Ruthgainy Frans, and Miss Tourism Bonaire, Carolin Izeline Coffie. The oneworld member will offer a weekly (Saturdays) service between the Miami and Bonaire.

Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
07-Jun Charlotte Douglas (CLT) Northwest Florida Beaches (ECP) CRJ7 (14)  
South Bend (SBN)  
Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Bangor (BGR) CRJ7 (1) United Airlines (15)
Burlington (BTV) E145 (14) United Airlines (29)
Calgary (YYC) E175 (6) United Airlines (21), WestJet (6)
Missoula (MSO) E175 (7) United Airlines (7)
Myrtle Beach (MYR) CRJ7 (1) Spirit Airlines (7), United Airlines (2)
Portland (PWM) CRJ7 (14) United Airlines (22)
Savannah (SAV) E145 (8) United Airlines (29)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AVP) E145 (13) United Airlines (14)
Wilmington (ILM) CRJ7 (7) United Airlines (14)
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Missoula (MSO) E175 (7)  
Northwest Florida Beaches (ECP) CRJ7 (14)  
Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) B757 (7) Icelandair (4), WOW air (3)
South Bend (SBN) CRJ7 (14)  
Miami (MIA) Savannah (SAV) E145 (7)  
New York JFK (JFK) Denver (DEN) B738 (7) United Airlines (20), JetBlue Airways (13)
Philadelphia (PHL) Fort Wayne (FWA) E145 (14)  
Oklahoma City (OKC) E175 (14)  
Pensacola (PNS) E175 (7)  
Washington Reagan (DCA) Montgomery (MGM) CRJ2 (6)  
09-Jun Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Asheville (AVL) CRJ7 (1)  
Flagstaff (FLG)  
Key West (EYW) E175 (1)  
Wilmington (ILM)  
Los Angeles (LAX) Bozeman (BZN) United Airlines (9), Delta Air Lines (1)
Miami (MIA) Bonaire (BON) A319 (1)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 12 June. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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