- American Airlines is increasing flights to popular event locations, offering more travel options and flexibility for passengers.
- Increased flights are being added to Austin, Philadelphia, Miami, Tampa, Albuquerque, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Greensboro.
- American Airlines is looking to the future and discussing potential orders with Boeing and Airbus to upgrade its fleet and phase out older aircraft.
The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline is increasing flights to several locations for large events across the United States. American Airlines will allow for more passengers to travel and see the unique events from very populous areas in the US. The flights will increase flexibility and give the customers additional travel options.
More flight options to unique locations
The first location that is getting an increased number of flights is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Austin, Texas, will be hosting the United States Grand Prix, a largely popular F1 race, from October 19-23. American Airlines will offer more available seats for each aircraft going to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) on October 23 from Austin. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will have flights with additional seating on all flights on October 19, 20, and 23. The airline will also offer additional flights to Miami International Airport (MIA) and to Tampa International Airport (TPA) on October 23.
Overall, the airline is operating an average of 76 daily departures from Austin during the month of October to 36 varying destinations.
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The other unique event that American Airlines is accommodating is for the International Hot Air Balloon Festival. The festival is held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from October 6 through October 16. Currently, American Airlines operates up to 15 flights per day from Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) that travel to five different destinations.
The airline will be increase its seats available on flights from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on October 6, 15, and 16. American Airlines will also increase its flight frequency to Dallas – Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on October 5, 6, 15, and 16, and flight frequency to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on October 6, 15, and 16.
The final event that American Airlines is accommodating is the Furniture Market Exhibition near Greensboro, North Carolina. The event will take place from October 12-18 and the airline is increasing flights to Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) to accommodate passengers.
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American Airlines is increasing daily flights to O’Hare International Airport (ORD) between October 12 and the 18. The airline will also increase daily flights to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) during October 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, and 18. Finally, American Airlines will offer a higher frequency to Dallas – Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on October 17 and 18.
Offering more flights as the busy travel season winds down
American Airlines will offer more flights during the month of October as the summer travel season slows down in the United States. The airline is also looking to the future to upgrade its fleet and eventually phase out its older narrowbody jets. American is currently discussing potential orders with both Boeing and Airbus. Earlier today, a spokesperson said,
“We continually evaluate our fleet and our future aircraft requirements. We are talking to Boeing and Airbus about our narrowbody aircraft needs for the latter half of this decade and beyond.”
Currently, the oldest narrowbody aircraft in its fleet reached about 25 years old. The airline hopes to replace these older aircraft with next-generation alternatives, such as the Airbus A321neo or Boeing 737 MAX.