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American Adds New Los Angeles Route

The airline is adding more regional service from its Los Angeles hub.

An American Eagle CRJ-700 aircraft (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

American is adding a route from its Los Angeles hub. According to a recent Cirium Diio schedule update, the Fort Worth-based airline will add service between LAX and Flagstaff Pulliam Airport in Arizona.

Flights are slated to begin on Oct. 7, 2024 and operate once daily. The route will be operated by SkyWest CRJ-700 aircraft.

The Northern Arizona airport – which handles more than 100,000 passengers annually – only sees regular service from American. Currently, the carrier operates up to five daily flights to Phoenix and once daily to Dallas/Fort Worth. American previously served LAX-FLG until December 2019.

Flagstaff is located roughly 85 miles from the popular Grand Canyon National Park and 143 miles north of Phoenix. American began serving Flagstaff in 2015 after merging with US Airways, which previously operated to the airport. Alaska’s Horizon Air also briefly flew to Flagstaff between 2008 and 2010.

U.S. airlines are betting more heavily on regional markets as pilot supply challenges continue to improve. During a recent earnings call, American CFO Devon May shared that the company plans to have 535 fully utlized regional jets by the end of 2024.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated on May 13, 2024 at 11:50 a.m. ET to note that American previously served the LAX-FLG route between 2018 and 2019. 

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