American Airlines expands but not in CLT

August 8, 2019

American Airlines announced major expansion to Europe and Africa today, but this expansion happens mostly in Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia.

The new routes announced are

Philadelphia to Casablanca

Chicago to Krakow

Chicago to Budapest

Chicago to Prague

Dallas Ft Worth to Tel Aviv

Most noticeably are three things here; AA’s return to Tel Aviv, their very Short route to Casablanca, with Royal Air Maroc being a future alliance partner there. And lastly, the noticably absence of CLT for this expansion – showing once more how American tries to focus CLT to a domestic hub rather than a international powerhouse.