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Summertime, and the Travel is Easy: American Airlines Introduces 18 New Routes and Adds Seats to Paris and Madrid

Now serving Kalispell, Montana, and Halifax, Nova Scotia

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is opening up new options for summer travel with additional flights to more cities across the U.S. as well as two new flights to Europe. The 18 new routes start this summer and include a new destination: Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana (FCA), with service from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The airline is also returning to Canada’s Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia (YHZ), with service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and LaGuardia Airport in New York (LGA).

The world’s largest airline is also increasing summer service from DFW to two popular European cities next summer: Paris and Madrid.

All flights will be available for sale Monday, Dec. 17.

More domestic flights from hubs

“With 18 new routes, we are committed to providing the most choices for our customers across the U.S. and a chance to see the world,” said Vasu Raja, Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning for American. "Service to Kalispell, for example, offers an exciting destination for our customers to experience. It also introduces new opportunities for local Kalispell customers to connect across American’s vast network through LAX, ORD and DFW.”

At the same time, the company is investing to provide a more consistent experience across regional and mainline fleets. American’s dual-class regional aircraft are equipped with first class seats, Wi-Fi and free wireless entertainment, and work has already begun to provide access to power at every seat.

More service from DFW

American continues to grow its largest hub as it increases to 900 flights per day in the summer of 2019 by opening 15 new gates at the Terminal E satellite. American will add five new routes from DFW beginning in April with service to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) in California. In May, the airline will launch new daily service to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in South Carolina. Then, in June, in addition to Kalispell, American begins year-round service to Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) in Pennsylvania and daily seasonal service to California’s Wine Country via Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa.

The airline will also add a second daily flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris and Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) starting June 6, providing more choices and connectivity for its customers and cargo, improving what is already the most robust service to those destinations from DFW.

“The additional flights are scheduled to provide more flexibility in a traveler’s day with a later departure from DFW and from CDG, and, in the case of MAD, enable optimal connectivity to Iberia’s network from larger markets such as Sacramento, California (SMF); Reno, Nevada (RNO); and Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL),” said Raja.

Customers flying to CDG and MAD from DFW can choose fully lie-flat business class seats featuring access to the Flagship Lounge and chef-designed meals, as well as a lumbar support pillow and duvet from sleep experts Casper. Or, they can opt for one of more than 20 Premium Economy seats featuring more width, legroom and adjustability; extendable foot and head rests; a chef-inspired meal; complimentary amenity kits and a Casper pillow and blanket.

The additional CDG and MAD flights will be operated as part of the Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) among American, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair. Through the AJB, customers can seamlessly book and fly on nearly 150 trans-Atlantic flights to hundreds of destinations in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.

Second daily flight to CDG and MAD, June 6–Oct. 27 (subject to change)

DFW–CDG (Boeing 787-9)

Departs DFW at 8:30 p.m.
Arrives CDG at 12:45 p.m.

Departs CDG at 3:25 p.m.
Arrives DFW at 6:50p.m.

DFW–MAD (Boeing 787-9)

Departs DFW at 8:50 p.m.
Arrives MAD at 1:05 p.m.

Departs MAD at 4:55 p.m.
Arrives DFW at 8:20 p.m.

New summer routes

From DFW

Destination city Aircraft Flights begin Frequency Season
San Luis Obispo, California (SBP) E175 April 2 Daily Year-round
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR) E175 May 3 Daily Summer
Kalispell, Montana (FCA) E175 June 6 Daily Summer
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (MDT) E175 June 6 Daily Year-round
Santa Rosa, California (STS) E175 June 6 Daily Summer/Fall

From DCA

Destination city Aircraft Flights begin Frequency Season
Melbourne, Florida (MLB) E175 May 4 Sat./Sun. Summer

From LAX

Destination city Aircraft Flights begin Frequency Season
Santa Rosa, California (STS) E175 May 3 Daily Summer
Kalispell, Montana (FCA) E175 June 6 Daily Summer

From LGA

Destination city Aircraft Flights begin Frequency Season
Columbia, South Carolina (CAE) E145 May 3 Daily Year-round
Asheville, North Carolina (AVL) E175 May 4 Sat./Sun. Summer
Daytona Beach, Florida (DAB) E175 May 4 Sat./Sun. Summer
Jackson, Wyoming (JAC) A319 June 8 Saturday Summer
Halifax, Nova Scotia (YHZ) E175 June 15 Saturday Summer

From ORD

Destination city Aircraft Flights begin Frequency Season
Manchester, New Hampshire (MHT) CRJ700 June 6 Daily Year-round
Kalispell, Montana (FCA) E175 June 6 Daily Summer
Durango, Colorado (DRO) CRJ700 June 8 Saturday Summer

From PHL

Destination city Aircraft Flights begin Frequency Season
Halifax, Nova Scotia (YHZ) E175 June 13 Daily Summer

From PHX

Destination city Aircraft Flights begin Frequency Season
Raleigh, North Carolina (RDU) A320 May 3 Daily Year-round

Also, as previously announced, American will inaugurate 28 new domestic and international routes from Dec. 19 to 22, on top of two international launches this week: MIA–Matecana International Airport (PEI) in Pereira, Colombia, and MIA–Argyle International Airport (SVD) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Tell Me Why: “The regional is as key to the airline as the mainline”

Check out the latest episode of Tell Me Why, in which Vasu Raja, Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning, discusses the additional service to Paris and Madrid from DFW, why we are adding 18 new routes across seven of our hubs, the importance of the regional feed into DFW and what it means to fly on a regional jet today.

Want to learn more about the "why" behind the decisions at American Airlines? Be sure to subscribe to the Tell Me Why podcast on iTunes or Google Play.

About American Airlines Group
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at



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