American and Delta Announce New Routes for 2019
Missed out on that great trip to Europe this summer? You can start planning next summer’s adventure now. Tickets went on sale Monday for nine just-announced daily and seasonal routes to Europe that American Airlines is rolling out next spring and summer.
On March 31, 2019 American will kick off daily service between Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) and Germany’s Munich Airport (MUC). That same day American will also begin a new daily seasonal flight (March 31–October 26) between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
New seasonal service will be added between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Scotland’s Edinburgh Airport (EDI) on April 2, and between PHL and Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL), Italy’s Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) and Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) in Croatia in early June.
On May 3 American will add daily seasonal service between Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD) and Athens International Airport (ATH) and, on June 6, daily seasonal service begins between Dallas-Fort Worth and both Dublin Airport (DUB) and Munich (MUC).
American Airlines announced some flight reductions and suspensions. On December 18, the Fort Worth-based carrier will begin operating it flights between Chicago O’Hare and Narita International Airport (NRT) three days a week, instead of daily.
The airline is also canceling a handful of flights, including year-round service from Chicago to Shanghai, China in October and year-round flights between Philadelphia and Munich, Germany in March.
This week, Delta Air Lines also announced new routes and some increased flight frequencies to look forward to in 2019.
Daily nonstop Delta flights between Tampa International Airport (TIA) and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) will launch on May 23, 2019.
Starting June 16, 2019, Delta’s flights between Los Angeles International Airport and both Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports will begin operating daily. Delta currently flies between LAX and Amsterdam four times a week and between LAX and Paris three times weekly.
Next summer Delta will also add a second daily flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Paris (CDG) and between JFK and Tel Aviv.
Travelers hoping to fly on Delta Air Lines summertime flight between Pittsburgh International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in 2019, however, will be out of luck. Delta announced that after 10 years of offering seasonal flights between PIT and CDG it will not be bringing that service back in 2019.