American Airlines announces new international flights for summer 2020

It’s never too early to plan next summer’s vacation. American Airlines recently announced new services to connect travelers across the globe starting in June 2020. A new service to Tel Aviv, Israel will be available from Dallas-Fort Worth. Additionally, American is embarking on a new journey to Africa, offering flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Casa Blanca, Morocco, the only U.S. carrier to provide nonstop service to this location. 

“Our customers and team members have been asking when we’re going to start service to Africa, and I couldn’t be more pleased to make this announcement for service beginning in 2020,” said Vasu Raja, American Airlines Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning. 

Chicago is getting new routes from the airline to Cracow, Poland, Budapest, Hungary and Prague, Czech Republic. American will be the only airline to provide services to these locations from O’Hare International Airport.

“There’s strong local demand to Eastern Europe in Chicago, and it’s important that we provide more service for our customers to visit family and friends or explore a new part of the world,” said Raja.

Although the new routes do not include nonstop flights from Phoenix, the desert hub plays a crucial role for American Airlines.

“Phoenix continues to play a vital role in American Airlines’ global network,” American Airlines spokesman Curtis Blessing said. “In recent months, we have added 11 new routes from the hub.”

The new international routes that American Airlines added earlier this year include a nonstop flight to London, England and Chihuahua, Mexico. 

“The Valley of the Sun is a growing destination for business and leisure travel, which allows us to find increasing opportunities to grow and strengthen our presence at the hub,” Blessing said. 

The airline began its first service to Phoenix in 1930. It is Phoenix Sky Harbor’s largest airline, flying approximately 20 million passengers a year through the airport. 

Currently, Sky Harbor has 23 nonstop international destinations.

Photo courtesy of American Airlines

Morgan Carr

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