12 AUGUST 2019


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Article from BTNews 12 AUGUST 2019

American moves into Africa

New international routes for next summer marking a first entrance into Africa and expansion of its global network to Casablanca, Tel Aviv and Krakow were announced by American Airlines last week.

The new services include Chicago – Krakow and Chicago – Budapest, both from 7 May; Chicago – Prague from 8 May; Philadelphia – Casablanca from 4 June, and Dallas-Fort Worth – Tel Aviv from 9 September.

With the trail-blazing Casablanca service, American will be the only US carrier with non-stop service to Morocco. Flights will be operated three times a week by Boeing B757.

Vice-president of network and schedule planning Vasu Raja said: “We look forward to entering Africa and working with Royal Air Maroc when they join oneworld in 2020, offering even more connections to places like Marrakech, Lagos and Accra. This is only the beginning.”

The return to Tel Aviv marks growing demand for flights between the US and Israel. American is adding three weekly flights from DFW, its largest hub, with one-stop connections for passengers throughout the US.

Similarly, the expansion into Eastern Europe reflects significant growth at the Chicago hub, including American’s first flight to Krakow and new service to Prague and Budapest, where American began seasonal service from Philadelphia in 2018.


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