Monday, 21 August 2017

AA to end Manchester - New York JFK route

It's been released that American Airlines will be ending its service between Manchester Airport and New York from next summer.

American Airlines have been at the airport for 31 years and also flies to Chicago and Philadelphia from the airport and say these routes will continue as planned.  The airline say they are cutting the New York service  to ‘maximise their fleet and profitability while matching customer demand’.

An airline spokesperson advised  “Many factors influence network planning decisions - route performance is monitored over time to ensure that American is better positioning itself for long-term success against global competition.  It is for this reason that American’s seasonal service from Manchester to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport will not resume in summer 2018.

“Those customers affected will be contacted to make alternative travel arrangements or to be offered a full refund.”

The airline has, over recent times, been finding it hard to gain and keep passengers on the route after increased competition from United Airlines, Virgin and Thomas Cook on direct flights and indirectly with the likes of Icelandair offering great value low fares. 

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