American Airlines will require all customers over the age of two to wear face coverings at airports and on board, strengthening a commitment to keep customers and team members safe.
American has seen passenger demand and load factors improve since bottoming out in April, but they continue to be significantly below 2019 levels.
The pair hope the deal will offer seamless connectivity for travellers in the north-east of the United States, as well as more choice for customers across domestic and international networks.
American Airlines will begin provisionally operating all flights from London Heathrow Terminal 5, the home of its Atlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld member, British Airways, from tomorrow.
In an effort to match low demand resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the airline will realign its network with the goal of improving long-term profitability.
American Airlines has implemented a stronger policy for customer face coverings as part of a commitment to the safety and well-being of customers. American, like other United States-based carrier, already requires customers to wear a face covering while on board aircraft.
American Airlines is getting ready for summer travel by restoring more flights and re-opening key Admirals Club lounges. In total, system-wide capacity amounts to approximately 40 per cent of July 2019 flying.
American Airlines has detailed plans to cut as many as 5,000 positions from among its 17,000 management and support staff in the coming months. The figure is on top of almost 39,000 staff who have taken voluntary leave or early retirement in recent weeks.
Qatar Airways has launched the first stage of a strategic partnership with American Airlines, with the Middle Eastern carrier placing its code on domestic flights in the United States.
American Airlines has revealed plans to retire some older, less fuel-efficient aircraft from its fleet in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Here Breaking Travel News takes a tour of the planes that will be taking-off on their final journeys in January
American Airlines has reported a first-quarter net loss of $2.2 billion, or $5.26 per share. “Never before has our airline, or our industry, faced such a significant challenge,” said American Airlines chief executive, Doug Parker.
American Airlines chief executive, Doug Parker, has offered passengers an update on what the airline is doing to care for team members and the communities its serves in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.