American Outlines Major Changes to Route Network

Photo: Greg Linton

On Thursday, American Airlines released a revised schedule featuring new routes, station closures, and route cancellations. These changes reflect the airline’s modernization and growth efforts.


In an internal statement, American announced five new routes from Chicago-O’hare, Dallas, and Miami:

  • DFW – Amsterdam (Seasonal: May-September)
  • DFW – Rome (Seasonal: May-September)
  • DFW – Kona, Hawaii (Seasonal: February-March and June-July)
  • ORD – Barcelona (Seasonal: May-September)
  • MIA – White Plains, NY (Year round service begins on December, 15th)

On the other hand, the airline announced six route cancellations:

  • PHL – Brussels (Station closure occurred on August 21st. Service started in 1989)
  • JFK – Birmingham, England (Station closure occurring on January 6th, 2017. Service started in May 2015)
  • ORD – Dusseldorf (Station closure occurred on September 6th. Service started in April 2013)
  • PHL –  Zurich (Route exit occurring on September 30th. Service started in 2007)
  • PHL – Halifax (Station closure occurring on January 8th, 2017)
  • PHL – White Plains, NY (Route exit occurring on December 14th, 2016)

In addition, American has added a few seasonal reductions within their schedule:

  • JFK – Paris (CDG) (Suspended from November 2016 to March 2017; returns April-October 2017)
  • PHL – Frankfurt (Suspended from November 2016 to March 2017; returns April-October 2017)
  • ORD- Paris (CDG) (Suspended from January to March 2017; returns April-December 2017)
  • JFK – Manchester, UK (Suspended from January to March 2017; returns April-October 2017)

These changes have yet to be displayed on American’s website.

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  • ricport

    AA should focus on being on time. most of the AA flights I’ve taken in the last 18 months have been horribly delayed or cancelled.