American Airlines will cut some services in New York

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

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

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

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

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

Further cuts in service to Canada include Philadelphia to Ottawa and Phoenix routes for each Calgary and Vancouver route.

UK cuts are primarily regional with cities affected including Columbia, Mo .; Evansville, Ind .; Pierre and Watertown in South Dakota; and Kalamazoo / Battle Creek and Lansing in Michigan. The services will end on January 3, 2022, according to the report.

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