American Airlines Closing Operations in Manchester, Reykjavik, Prague and Venice
American Airlines is looking for ways to cut costs during the pandemic. Travel demand has yet to rebound and it is not expected to do so until later next year. So the airline is closing operations in several European destinations and focusing its attention in the Caribbean and South America.
The information comes from a letter to the Philadelphia team, from Jim Moses, Vice President of PHL Hub, JFK, LGA and BOS Operations at American Airlines. American Airlines. The letter cites low demand from Northeast to Europe even with expanded testing programs.
To help mitigate losses, and align with customer demand, American Airline will redeploy aircraft used to operate certain long-haul trans-Atlantic markets into some of the most popular destinations in the Americas. As a result, American Airlines will close operations on Reykjavik (KEF), Manchester (MAN), and Prague (PRG). Service from PHL to Venice (VCE) will also be suspended at least until 2022.
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