MrPeanut wrote:Ishrion wrote:More info on AA's JFK plans:
"At JFK, American Plans Two Dozen New Transatlantic Flights" https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/20 ... 344a9a4c0a
- AA plans 20 to 25 international flights out of New York by 2025. While the title of the article says transatlantic, Vasu Raja's quote says 20 to 25 international flights.
- As noted before, JetBlue will compete against American's JFK to London flights."The deal also enables American to use JetBlue slots at JFK for international flights including Athens, Tel Aviv and added London service in 2021."
- More on the AA/B6 slot swaps and "added London service"? A fifth daily JFK-LHR flight or something?"American will use five new Boeing 777s for the routes."
- JFK-ATH/TLV along with the "added" London service will be on the 777, exact variant unspecified
The new routes haven't been loaded, so I'm assuming they're waiting on regulatory approval or we'll hear something in AA's next schedule update.
Some misquotes above...Raja says the following: “ We envision a world in which there are as many as 20 to 25 [international] flights that are flying in New York by the middle of this decade”.
He doesn’t say new flights, but TOTAL flights. He also doesn’t say trans-Atlantic flights, but INTERNATIONAL flights (Europe, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America).
This said, it doesn’t represent a massive buildup over what they had pre-Covid. How many international flights did AA operate out of JFK pre-Covid? 20 ish? In addition to the three new routes they already announced, it doesn’t sound like much more growth.
Pre-COVID, AA was operating long haul to LHR, CDG, MAD, BCN, MXP, FCO (seasonal), GIG (seasonal), EZE, and GRU. They also operated to BDA, CUN, a small (very) number of Caribbean destinations, plus YUL and YYZ. I doubt they would add much more.
As for MXP, they've likely benefited from Air Italy going bust (although that all happened just as COVID19 took hold) and I suspect EK will drop the JFK-MXP-DXB route entirely and simply put a 77W on MXP-DXB and call it a day.