American Airlines Just Announced 23 New Leisure Routes As It Tries to Adapt to Pandemic Travel Trends – Here's The Full List
Sep 03, 2020
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American just announced 23 new routes along with service resumptions for flights it had cut during the pandemic.
The expansion sees more point-to-point routes that don't touch current American hubs and compete directly with low-cost airlines.
Mexico is among the most prominently featured region as one of the few countries open to Americans.
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American Airlines updated its winter flying schedule over the weekend with plans to launch new routes and resume flying on routes it had temporarily suspended.
After announcing that service to 15 cities would be cut in October, the expansion calls for new traditional hub-and-spoke routes but also sees American adopt more point-to-point routes – where flights don't touch a hub city – between smaller markets and leisure destinations. Traditionally the domain of low-cost carriers, American's latest announcement will see the carrier compete against the likes of Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air for leisure business on some routes.
Mexico is among the most prominently featured destinations with seasonal service to secondary cities throughout the US to Cancun and San Jose del Cabo. The Latin American country is among the few open to Americans arriving by air as international borders remain largely shut to US citizens.
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