American Airlines and its American Eagle regional affiliate are to increase their networks and schedules from their key hubs - Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago O’Hare, Miami and New York – adding six new destinations to the oneworld® map during the next flying season.
At Chicago, the group will add 57 daily departures, making a total of 487, and open service to 12 new domestic destinations and three new international cities, including Beijing and Vancouver. Domestically, it will open service to six new oneworld destinations: Allentown, Pennsylvania (which has the three-letter IATA code ABE); Fargo, North Dakota (FAR); Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (MDT); Rapid City, South Dakota (RAP); Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania (AVP), and Sioux Falls, South Dakota (FSD). It will also open five new routes from Chicago to destinations already on the oneworld map - Calgary, Charleston, Dayton, Jacksonville and Lexington.
From New York JFK, it will add new mainline service to Madrid and Manchester, along with San Jose (Costa Rica) and Austin. American Eagle will launch flights to Colombus and St Louis.
From Dallas/Fort Worth, the group will add 19 daily departures, making a total of 780. This will include the resumption of flights to San Salvador, El Salvador.
Miami will see 23 more daily departures, giving a total of 294. It will inaugurate routes to four other domestic destinations already on the oneworld map - Birmingham, Charleston, Pensacola and Knoxville.
The strategic shift means the group will reduce operations at St Louis and Raleigh/Durham. St Louis will see 46 fewer daily departures with service discontinued to 20 destinations, leaving the group’s network from the city at 36 daily departures to nine destinations. From Raleigh/Durham, it will suspend service to three destinations and eliminate nine departures, leaving 44 daily flights to eight destinations.