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American Airlines postpones international flights into summer and fall

American Airlines postpones international flights into summer and fall

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This plane is definitely not headed for Auckland, New Zealand. Photo courtesy of Barber Shop Marketing

Fort Worth-based American Airlines is re-adjusting its schedule for the summer, and winter as well, to address what a release describes as record low customer demand due to the coronavirus.

The airline will make a series of capacity cuts that include:

  • Suspend more than 60 percent of international capacity for the peak summer travel season.
  • Delay the launch of new winter seasonal service to New Zealand from both Los Angeles and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Auckland (AKL) until winter 2021.
  • Suspend 25 total summer seasonal flights until summer 2021.

Summer and winter capacity will be also reduced.

The release says that the changes are due to decreased customer demand as well as government travel restrictions. The schedule changes will be reflected on aa.com starting April 5.

Service from DFW to Auckland, New Zealand, was originally supposed to start in October 2020; it'll now launch in winter 2021, instead.

Service from DFW to Tel Aviv (TLV) will begin in September 2021.

A full list of changes is as follows:

  • DFW to Auckland (AKL) service will debut in winter 2021.
  • DFW to Hong Kong (HKG) resumes July 7.
  • DFW to Tokyo-Haneda (HND) resumes July 7.
  • DFW to Seoul (ICN) resumes July 7.
  • DFW to Beijing (PEK) resumes October 25.
  • DFW to Shanghai (PVG) resumes October 25.
  • DFW to Buenos Aires (EZE) resumes October 25.
  • DFW to São Paulo (GRU) resumes July 7.
  • DFW to Lima resumes July 7.
  • DFW to Santiago (SCL) resumes October 25.
  • DFW to Amsterdam resumes June 4.
  • DFW to Dublin resumes July 7.
  • DFW to Frankfurt (FRA) resumes June 4.

DFW summer service to Rome and Munich have been canceled entirely.