FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines will launch two new seasonal services this summer that analysis shows will help boost revenues at the world’s largest carrier. Daily flights to Rome from New York’s JFK International Airport will begin on May 1, 2003. Daily service to Barcelona from JFK will start on June 15, 2003, subject to government approvals. American will operate both routes with two-class Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The services will end on Oct. 24, 2003.
“We continue to strategically capitalize on markets where we anticipate strong demand, putting capacity where it makes dollars and sense,” said Daniel P. Garton, American’s Executive Vice President - Marketing. “Continental Europe has remained one of the stronger travel markets and, combined with the economics of our upcoming reconfigured 767 offering Business Class and our ‘More Room Throughout Coach’ product, we expect these routes to be smart additions to our summer schedule.”
Garton said the new routes further demonstrate American’s commitment to the New York marketplace and to the new JFK terminal that the airline is building. He also sees the Barcelona addition as nicely complementing American’s relationship with oneworld partner and Spanish flag carrier, Iberia, which maintains a hub operation at Barcelona.
In other international route moves, the airline will add a seasonal second Dallas/Fort Worth-to-Paris flight four days a week starting on April 6. That service pattern will increase to five days a week on May 1 and to daily service on June 1. The flights will be operated with two-class 767-300 aircraft. Also on June 1, American will add a 12th weekly flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to Tokyo with Boeing 777 aircraft.
These seasonal services will complement American’s newest Japan route, Los Angeles to Tokyo, which starts six days a week on April 1 and becomes daily service on May 4, also using Boeing 777 equipment.
Seats on all of these new services are now available for sale via AA.com as well as other travel Web sites, through traditional travel agents or by calling American directly at 1-800-433-7300.
American Airlines is the world`s largest carrier. American, in concert with American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional carriers, makes up the American Airlines network. Together, they serve more than 250 cities in 41 countries and territories with approximately 4,400 daily flights. The combined American Airlines network fleet numbers more than 1,100 aircraft. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld alliance.