American Airlines launches 26 new routes in three weeks

American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare to Aruba

Aruba Airport has taken the Cake of the Week competition to a new level with this creation that it made for American Airlines’ inaugural flights from Chicago O’Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth, with it using a festive virtual cake mapping video to highlight the new services on the baked wonder.

American Airlines Oaxaca

American Airlines commenced flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Oaxaca on 19 December, with a press conference being held at the Mexican airport on the day of the route launch. Among those taking part in proceedings were: Juan Pablo García Luna Gutiérrez, Administrator of the Airport of Oaxaca (left); Juan Carlos Rivera Castellanos, Secretary of Tourism of Oaxaca (second left); Alejandro Ismael Murat Hinojosa, Governor of Oaxaca (third right); and José María Giraldo, Director Mexico and Canada, American Airlines (second right). The 1,765-kilometre route will operate daily.

American Airlines Buenos Aires Ezeiza

American Airlines launched a three times weekly service between Los Angeles and Buenos Aires Ezeiza on 19 December, with the first flight touching down in Argentina the following morning. On arrival, a gift exchange took place, which was conducted by: Gonzalo Schames, Manager of Operations Argentina, Chile & Uruguay, American Airlines; Martin Eurnekian, President, Aeropuertos Argentina 2000; Guillermo Dietrich, Minister of Transport of Argentina; and Andrés Duncan Paterson, Sales Manager Argentina and Uruguay, American Airlines. No other airline operates the city pair.

  • American Airlines launched 26 routes between 18 December and 6 January, with the airline’s Charlotte Douglas (CLT), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Dallas/Forth Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX) and New York LaGuardia (LGA) hubs all seeing new services. The carrier has also begun a route from Las Vegas (LAS) to Tokyo Narita (NRT), although this route will only operate on a daily basis for the duration of the technology show CES 2019, taking place in Las Vegas between 8-12 January. The route is also operated by Delta Air Lines during this period. Of the other 25 routes launched, six face direct competition. See how the FTWAs from Oaxaca and North Eleuthera compare to other entries from around the globe.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
19-Dec Charlotte Douglas (CLT) Champaign (CMI) E145 (7)  
Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Honolulu (HNL) B788 (7) United Airlines (7)
Sarasota (SRQ) E175 (7) United Airlines (14)
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Buffalo (BUF) A319 (7)  
Oaxaca (OAX) E175 (7)  
Sarasota (SRQ) CRJ7 (7)  
Wilmington (ILM) CRJ9 (7)  
Los Angeles (LAX) Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) B789 (3)  
Miami (MIA) Grand Rapids (GRR) E175 (7)  
Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) E145 (14)  
Houston Hobby (HOU) E175 (7)  
Knoxville (TYS) E145 (14)  
Providence (PVD) A319 (7)  
Southwest Florida (RSW) E175 (14)  
Phoenix (PHX) Grand Rapids (GRR) A319 (7) Frontier Airlines (2)
22-Dec Charlotte Douglas (CLT) Ithaca (ITH) CRJ2 (1)  
Marsh Harbour (MHH) E175 (1)  
New Haven (HVN) CRJ2 (1)  
North Eleuthera (ELH) CRJ9 (1)  
Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Aruba (AUA) B738 (1) United Airlines (2)
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)  
New York LaGuardia (LGA) Nassau (NAS) A319 (1)  
Vail (EGE)  
04-Jan Las Vegas (LAS) Tokyo Narita (NRT) B788 (7) Delta Air Lines (2)
06-Jan Charlotte Douglas (CLT) Guadalajara (GDL) A319 (7) Volaris (2)
Phoenix (PHX) Madison (MSN) CRJ9 (7) Frontier Airlines (2)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 8 January 2019. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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