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American Airlines to cut some services to New York


Over the weekend, American Airlines cut 19 domestic routes and eight international routes, 18 of which affect New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports, American confirmed Monday. Several of New York’s routes will be served by US partner JetBlue.

“Over the weekend, American optimized its flight schedule to better connect customers to the destinations most important to them,” according to a statement from a US spokesperson. “Part of this process has resulted in the removal of a handful of routes, including our dedicated shuttle service. We are proactively reaching out to customers affected by these changes to offer alternative travel arrangements.”

The cuts were first reported by website The Points Guy, which also reported that United Airlines was planning to cut service to 11 domestic cities. United did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

American will cease service between LaGuardia and Boston Logan International Airport effective January 4, 2022. American will continue to operate between JFK and Boston and the national JFK-Washington Reagan service, and American Northeast Alliance partner JetBlue will offer a service between LaGuardia and Boston. . Additionally, JetBlue already operates or plans to serve 10 of the 18 New York routes that American is cutting.

Additional cut LaGuardia routes include service to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts; Asheville, North Carolina; Portland and Bangor in Maine; Charleston, South Carolina; Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Pensacola in Florida; Philadelphia Cream; Savannah, Georgia; and Traverse City, Michigan. JFK services cut include San Antonio, Texas; San José and Liberia in Costa Rica; and Montreal and Toronto in Canada. The changes will take effect between January 4 and June 17, 2022.

Other service cuts to Canada include the Philadelphia to Ottawa and Phoenix routes on each route from Calgary and Vancouver.

US cuts are primarily regional with affected cities including Columbia, Missouri; Evansville, Indiana; Pierre and Watertown in South Dakota; and Kalamazoo / Battle Creek and Lansing, Michigan. Services will end on January 3, 2022, according to the report.

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