July may be the start of a comeback for American Airlines. The carrier has announced plans to bring back more domestic and international flights next month. It appears that American is seeing what can be described as a slow and steady rise in demand for air travel. The figures for May show that daily passenger levels were back up to around 100,000 after dipping to a low of around 32,000 in April.
American Airlines will certainly be taking a 'slow and steady' approach to resuming flights in the face of slow and steady increases in demand.
The carrier intends to operate 55 percent of its July 2019 domestic flights next month. In addition, just 20 percent of the carrier's July 2019 international flights will be in operation this July. It all adds up to put American Airlines in a position to operate about 40 percent of the flights in operation this time last year. In addition, close to a dozen Admirals Club lounges in the US will be reopening on June 22. The reopened lounges will be offering pre-packaged snacks and full-service bars. The carrier will also be reopening select Admirals Club lounges as service centers to offer travel assistance to American Airlines customers.
America's domestic approach involves increasing frequency for flights out of its hubs at Dallas-Fort Worth and Charlotte Douglas. American will also devote a good chunk of its flight schedule to Florida to coincide with the reopening of Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World. The carrier is also planning to strategically increase service to Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah to serve customers hoping to visit newly reopened parks this summer.
Additionally, international flights to Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Antigua and London are already up and running again. American intends to provide increased flexibility for customers throughout June. That includes the option to rebook if flights are too full.