American Airlines is retiring the last of its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 planes. The remaining 26 aircraft are in the process of taking their final flights to Roswell, New Mexico.
American Airlines has unveiled its summer 2020 international schedule, which includes new services to Casablanca, Tel Aviv, Krakow, Budapest and Prague. When American begins service to Morocco next year, it will be the airline’s first entrance into the African continent.
American Airlines Group has confirmed that Priya Aiyar will join the airline as senior vice president and general counsel, succeeding Paul Jones, who retired from American earlier this year.
American Airlines has reported a second quarter 2019 pre-tax profit of $882 million and net profit of $662 million. Excluding net special items, pre-tax profit and net profit rose more than five per cent to $1.1 billion and $810 million, respectively.
American Airlines has welcomed the United States department of transportation’s final approval of a joint business agreement with Qantas. “We look forward to working closely with our valued partner, Qantas, on this new joint business,” said American chief executive, Doug Parker.
American Airlines has launched a codeshare agreement with Cathay Dragon, adding service to four new destinations and increased service to three existing markets in south-east Asia.
The MD-80, also known as the Super 80, was the workhorse of the airline’s fleet throughout the 1980s and beyond, providing customers and team members with heartfelt memories on adventures ranging from family holidays to key business trips.