American Airlines on Wednesday said that it sought to fly near pre-pandemic levels on domestic flights this summer. The demand has been tolling since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Steadily, the demand is recovering, and the company appears to add a dozen of new routes and broadening its access to vaccine destinations in Florida.
Internationally, the interests are gauging and it looks to fly high at around 80%. But the surge of the second wave of the coronavirus hitting distinctive countries across the world, American Airlines’ focal point this summer is on domestic routes. The company’s senior officials said that it is integrating 150 new flight routes over the summer.
Those new flights include eight new routes, to be introduced on June 5, to Orlando, Fla., in response to “increased leisure demand.” The carrier is also offering widebody-jet flights from Miami to New York and Los Angeles. “Throughout the pandemic, our trademark has been to build a schedule based on what customers tell us they want and need,” Brian Znotins, the airline’s vice president of network planning, said in a statement. “And today, they are telling us they’re eager to get back to travel.”