American Airlines Expands Network in 2018 and Introduces Shuttle Service Between Chicago O’Hare and
More domestic routes across the U.S.; business customers to benefit from expanded Shuttle product
American Airlines is delivering on its promise to provide customers the largest and best network by adding more new routes and better connecting opportunities in its 2018 schedule. With the introduction of 52 new nonstop flights and enhanced schedules, customers worldwide will benefit from new options across the American network.
“Our 2018 schedule opens up so many new possibilities of destinations,” said Vasu Raja, vice president, Network & Schedule Planning. “We are making it easier and more convenient for our customers to fly on American to places that are important to them all over the world, from serving smaller cities more frequently to visiting places we’ve never flown before.”
New Routes in 2018
American recently announced international service to Budapest, Hungary (BUD); Prague, Czech Republic (PRG); and Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF), starting this summer, and also began selling more than 40 new routes from its nine hubs, including seven routes from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and eight from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). On Jan. 22, the airline will offer the newest additions to its 2018 schedule for travel beginning June 7:
- Three routes from PHL to Fort Wayne, Indiana (FWA); Oklahoma City (OKC); and Pensacola, Florida (PNS)
- New service from both Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and DFW to Panama City, Florida (ECP) and South Bend, Indiana (SBN)
- Service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania (AVP)
In total, American will add 52 new nonstop routes to its domestic and international network.
Beginning April 4, business travelers looking for a consistent, convenient and easy commute will have a new Shuttle product to fly them between New York LaGuardia (LGA) and ORD. American’s Shuttle will offer hourly flights between the two business centers, giving customers additional flexibility and choice, as well as unique travel benefits such as dedicated gates, 15 flights per weekday and complimentary beer and wine in Main Cabin.
“When you fly frequently for work, anything that can make the regular commute more comfortable is important,” said Alison Taylor, senior vice president, Global Sales and Distribution. “That’s why we’re pleased to offer valuable time-saving opportunities with our Shuttle, including a convenient and consistent schedule and extended check-in times for you and your bag.”