The world’s largest airline by fleet size – American Airlines has its eyes set on an expansion of operations from Dublin in the coming summer season. The carrier is planning to bring back three seasonal services to Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare, and Dallas Fort Worth. The airline currently has a year-round daily service from Philadelphia and the three new additions will complement it daily until October 29. Notably, the US has been the most significant long-haul market for Ireland and American Airlines is looking to get back at least 96% of the passenger capacity it had before the covid outbreak.
The New Flights
Once the seasonal services are official, it will allow for more than 13,600 seats per week on up to 56 flights. The managing director, American Airlines for Europe, Middle-East and Asia – Rhett Workman elated by the news said in a statement that the airline is proud to continue to expand its footprint across Europe with more flying from Dublin to the US hubs, providing more flexible travel options to customers who are eager to return to the skies.
As far as the flight plans are considered, the Dublin-Charlotte route will be operated using the airline's Boeing 777-200ER and will have a seating capacity of 273 in three different cabin classes. On the other hand, Chicago O'Hare to Dublin route will make use of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner as it is Ireland's second most vital transatlantic destination. Lastly, the Dublin-Dallas Forth Worth route will witness Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft carrying just over 230 passengers in three cabin classes.