American Airlines Will Fly Almost 690,000 Flights This Summer

by Anthony Losanno
American Plane

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American Airlines released some interesting stats as it prepares for the busiest summer ever. The airline is the largest carrier in the United States when measured by the number of flights it operates (around 20% of flights in the US) and it expects to see around 10% more seats this summer than in 2023.

AA New Destinations

The Dallas-based carrier expects to fly almost 690,000 flights carrying around 72 million passengers between May 17th and September 3rd. July 7th is anticipated to be the busiest travel day this summer with 6,540 flights. Memorial Day weekend will kickoff the summer frenzy with around 39,000 flights serving nearly 3.9 million passengers.

AA Summer by the Numbers

As I’ve written about in the past, American Airlines has added 10 new destinations for this summer. These include:

  • Copenhagen Airport (CPH)
  • Governor’s Harbour Airport (GHB)
  • Cape Cod Gateway Airport (HYA)
  • Naples-Capodichino International Airport (NAP)
  • Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE)
  • Ocho Rios’ Ian Fleming International Airport (OCJ)
  • Washington’s Tri-Cities Airport (PSC)
  • Tijuana International Airport (TIJ)
  • Tulum International Airport (TQO)
  • Veracruz International Airport (VER)

David Seymour, American’s Chief Operating Officer, said:

Thanks to the hard work of our team members, vendors and partners, American is ready for the summer travel season. We look forward to welcoming you aboard an American flight this summer.”

Anthony’s Take: It’s going to be a busy summer. American, Delta, and United have all released huge schedules. The capacity headed to Europe is unheard of and even domestic routes are seeing lots of service. Prepare for lines, delays, and all the fun that comes with summer travel.

(Image Credits: American Airlines.)

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