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American Boosts Capacity on Some International Routes

The airline plans to increase frequencies and aircraft gauge on some existing long-haul routes.

An American 777-300ER at DFW (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

American is bolstering its international network with some frequency and equipment changes on a handful of routes. Less than a week ago, on Feb. 1, 2024, American announced multiple new international routes out of its Dallas/Ft. Worth hub, including its new longest scheduled flight, which will operate from DFW to Brisbane, Australia. In addition to the airline’s new longest route, American also announced several routes from DFW to Latin America that begin in October 2024.

First announced by Ishrion Aviation on X, the airline will be expanding and adding frequencies or increasing the aircraft size on five international routes all of which go into effect on Oct. 27, 2024.

From Miami, the Fort Worth-based carrier will be increasing Sao Paulo service from 14 to 21 weekly flights, essentially adding a third daily flight every day of the week. They will also increase Buenos Aries service from 17 to 21 weekly flights, which means every day of the week will now have three flights.

From American’s home at Dallas/Ft. Worth, the airline will be switching its Tokyo service to a larger aircraft, with Narita moving from a Boeing 787-8 to a Boeing 777-200, and Haneda moving from a Boeing 787-8 to a slightly larger 787-9.

An American 787-9 Dreamliner (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Upgrading Los Angeles Service

From Los Angeles, the carrier will be expanding Tokyo Haneda service by switching it from a 787-8 to a larger 787-9, similar to its Haneda service out of Dallas/Ft. Worth.

As mentioned previously, all of these service changes go into effect in October 2024, along with the other previously announced international additions and new frequencies. American, along with other airlines, tend to increase service to destinations in the Southern Hemisphere towards October and November as it is the start of springtime in that part of the world and the high season begins.

Joey Gerardi


  • Joey Gerardi

    Joe has always been interested in planes, for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Central New York during the early 2000s when US Airways Express turboprops ruled the skies. Being from a non-aviation family made it harder for him to be around planes and would only spend about three hours a month at the airport. He was so excited when he could drive by himself and the first thing he did with the license was get ice cream and go plane spotting for the entire day. When he has the time (and money) he likes to take spotting trips to any location worth a visit. He’s currently enrolled at Western Michigan University earning a degree in Aviation Management and Operations.

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