American Airlines Announces Expansion Plans

Daniel Fowkes
03 Dec 2023
· Airlines 
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American Airlines has announced plans to offer a record schedule out of Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) next summer.

Such an expansion will see new services commence. Additionally, there’ll be a boost in flying to other locations to meet the growing customer demand.

Flight Across The United States To Grow

American Airlines says it’ll offer more than 10,000 connection opportunities worldwide, with Dallas being front and centre. However, its operation within the United States will only increase.

This will be achieved by launching a daily service between Dallas and Redmond, Oregon (RDM). American will see this act as the third nonstop destination in Oregon.

However, flights elsewhere will also see increases.

Below is a comprehensive list of the changes being implemented by American Airlines.
Abilene, Texas (ABI)Increase to five daily departures
Albany, New York (ALB)New service for summer 2024
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (BTR)Increase to six daily departures
Boise, Idaho (BOI)Increase to three daily departures
Chattanooga, Tennessee (CHA)Increase to four daily departures
College Station, Texas (CLL)Increase to four daily departures
Dayton, Ohio (DAY)Increase to four daily departures
Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, Florida (VPS)Increase to five daily departures
Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO)Increase to three daily departures
Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina (GSP)Increase to three daily departures
Kalispell, Montana (FCA)Increase to two daily departures
Key West, Florida (EYW)Increase to two daily departures
Knoxville, Tennessee (TYS)Increase to four daily departures
Lafayette, Louisiana (LFT)Increase to five daily departures
Montgomery, Alabama (MGM)Increase to three daily departures
Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina (RDU)Increase to six daily departures
Redmond, Oregon (RDM)New service for summer 2024
Roswell, New Mexico (ROW)Increase to three daily departures
San Francisco (SFO)Increase to 10 daily departures
Santa Rosa, California (STS)Upgauge from an Embraer E175 to Airbus A319
Seattle (SEA)Increase to nine daily departures
St. George, Utah (SGU)Resuming summer service in 2024
Traverse City, Michigan (TVC)Upgauge from an Airbus A320 to an Airbus A321

American Airlines Investing In DFW As A Key Hub

While there’ll be expansion towards key international and domestic markets, American Airlines opened a new catering facility for its hub in Dallas this year. A move that reaffirms its commitment to the city and airport.

The 214,000-square-foot building is the largest catering kitchen for the airline industry in the United States. American Airlines says the newest technology features in the kitchen should enhance productivity.

Meanwhile, a 10-year Use and Lease Agreement with Dallas Fort Worth International was also announced earlier this year. As part of this, it’ll see capital investments allowing for gates to be expanded at key terminals, redesigns and other substantial infrastructure changes.

Global Expansion Coming

American Airlines’ announcement for Dallas was headlined with a new daily flight towards Barcelona in Spain beginning in June 2024.

Meanwhile, in March 2024, the airline will see a twice-daily service to Tulum in Mexico and part of expansion down south. Tulum has been the subject of much increase in flying from carriers in North America, such as American Airlines.

Ultimately, a total of 55 nonstop international destinations from Dallas will be served by the airline next summer. These services will be spread across a staggering 26 total countries.

DestinationService Notes
Barcelona, Spain (BCN)New service for summer 2024
Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)Increase to two daily flights
Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)Increase to five daily flights
Queretaro, Mexico (QRO)Increase to three daily flights
San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)Increase to two daily flights
Tulum, Mexico (TQO)New twice-daily service for summer 2024

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