QuawerAir wrote:Ishrion wrote:DFWandOMA wrote:Typically we are about a month away from AA announcing new summer, seasonal destinations. Any thoughts as to what some might be?
More or less, last year's announcement was on August 21st.
Honestly betting on:
It's quite funny how HEL is being brought up every year as a possible new destination in American Airlines Network Thread (as a Helsinkian I'm glad about it). Yet American has not launched, announced or publicly shown interest in opening a new route to HEL (at least I haven't seen) after they cut ORD-HEL in 2014.
Helsinki is indeed a possible (quite likely actually) next European destination for AA and thus it's no surprise it can be found in the list. For me also, DFW and PHL make the Top 2 possible AA routes to HEL. I remember DFW and slightly odd one, Charlotte, having said a couple of years ago they're seeking more European routes, Helsinki included from both airports.
I hope AA will serve HEL soon and I can see it happen within next few years.
Some have said Helsinki was on the table last year with DUB and MUC from DFW but didn't make the cut.
And yes, DFW is offering incentives for airlines that start these routes: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/busi ... 96832.html
Dublin, Munich, Helsinki, Berlin, Nagoya, Melbourne, Addis Ababa, Barcelona, Nairobi, Rome, Auckland, and Johannesburg
We got Rome in 2016, and DUB/MUC last year. Wouldn't be surprised to see MEL and AKL added with the QF JV.