American Airlines this afternoon announced it would be launching five new routes for the summer 2020 season.
- Philadelphia – Casablanca
- Dallas – Tel Aviv
In the case of the flights to Casablanca and Krakow, this will be the first time American has served Africa and Poland.
With Royal Air Maroc joining the OneWorld alliance next year, the link will give passengers from both the US and Africa a wide variety of final destinations on both side s of the Atlantic.
With the Krakow route, American is hoping to tap into the strong Polish community in Chicago. The only other airline to serve Poland non-stop from the US is LOT Polish Airlines. From their Warsaw base, they serve Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark and New York JFK – which incidentally are all hub’s of American Airlines with the exception of Newark.
American previously served Tel Aviv from Philadelphia route to it’s merger with US Airways. However, this route was dropped the in 2015 after the route failed to be profitable. This time around, American will serve it from its largest hub of Dallas.
American launched flights to both Budapest and Prague in the summer of 2018 from Philadelphia. Due to their success, American is now adding additional flights to these cities from their Chicago hub.
All of the flights will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, with the exception of the Philadelphia – Casablanca route, which will be served with a Boeing 757.
With the addition of these new routes, American has cancelled one of its previous routes. The airlines flight to Bologna will not return next season after it didn’t perform as well as expected.