American Airways Delays Bangalore-Seattle And A number of Extra Routes

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    American Airways

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    Charlotte Douglas Worldwide Airport, Chicago O’Hare Worldwide Airport, Dallas/Fort Value Worldwide Airport, Los Angeles Worldwide Airport, Miami Worldwide Airport, New York JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Philadelphia Worldwide Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport

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    Robert Isom

    United States

American Airways has eliminated seven long-haul routes from its present schedule, both canceling them outright or delaying gross sales till 2023. One casualty of the lower is the long-delayed flight from Bangalore (BLR) to Seattle (SEA), which was initially set to debut in 2020. Now, the route is dealing with one other setback and probably a cancelation.

Not all will survive

In a memo seen by The Factors Man, American Airways has made the choice to ax its long-haul ticket gross sales on seven routes beginning November 2022. The 2 most obvious choices are Dallas-Ft. Value (DFW) to Beijing Daxing (PKX) and SEA to Shanghai (PVG), that are delayed till summer season 2023. The service will proceed companies to PVG with its one-stop connection in Seoul.


The primary lower of the announcement is DFW to Tel Aviv (TLV), which American introduced in early 2021. This route was delayed till Might 2022 to provide time for tourism-driven bookings since this was the service’s first try at a non-VFR path to Israel. Nonetheless, it appears the income has not materialized, and the service is axing flights as a substitute.

American’s high long-haul routes in July are threefold: Chicago, Dallas, and JFK to Heathrow, every with 4x day by day flights. Photograph: Vincenzo Tempo | Easy Flying.

From November third, American is bidding adieu to 3 Latin American routes. Flights from JFK to Cali and Medellin in Colombia will stop as will companies from DFW to Lima. The transfer comes because the airline is dealing with “decreased demand” and can consolidate round flying to 3 cities from Miami as a substitute.

The 2 JFK routes have been a part of the Northeast Alliance with JetBlue, which is now trying so as to add one other metropolis as a substitute.

No Bangalore-Seattle

For the third yr operating, American Airways has delayed the deliberate Bangalore-Seattle route, making it probably that the service won’t ever take off. This time, the service cites ongoing airspace restrictions over Russia as the rationale for a delay till at the least summer season 2023.

Nonetheless, it’s clear that American remains to be coping with a scarcity of enterprise vacationers for this route. Connecting two main know-how hubs, the service introduced this flight to cater to company demand and faucet into its partnership with Alaska Airways from Seattle.

American Airways has not had the slam dunk it hoped for as Bangalore’s first connection to the US in 2020. Photograph: Vincenzo Tempo – Easy Flying

With high-yield demand nonetheless curtailed and new flights from Bangalore to the West Coast out there, American might pull the plug on this route for good.

Elephant within the room

Whereas American didn’t straight deal with the matter in its memo, one other difficulty holding again the service is a scarcity of Boeing 787s. The service retired all of its A330s, 757s, and 767s through the pandemic to deal with trendy options. This plan might have labored out if Boeing was not hit with a year-long supply ban by the FAA, forcing American to cancel flights resulting from a capability scarcity.

For now, long-haul stays on the backfoot on the airline however do anticipate to see extra flights as soon as the planes begin rolling in.

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Supply: The Factors Man

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