May 27. American Airlines is adjusting its international network, citing “soft” demand, the war in Ukraine, and COVID-19 for the changes.
American confirmed to Insider on Thursday the airline is dropping seven international routes this winter, many of which the carrier doesn’t currently operate.
Of the seven routes, two — Seattle to Bangalore, India, and Dallas/Forth Worth to Tel Aviv, Israel — had been postponed since they were announced.
The over 8,000-mile flight to Bangalore was initially scheduled for October 2020, according to The Points Guy, but the pandemic delayed the launch. Now, the route is being further postponed due to airspace restrictions in Europe, American explained to Insider.
Here is the full list of canceled routes:
- Between Seattle and Bangalore, India: postponed to summer 2023.
- Between Dallas/Fort Worth and Tel Aviv, Israel: will not launch.
- Between Dallas/Fort Worth and Lima, Peru: the route is canceled starting November 3.
- Between New York-JFK and Cali, Colombia: the route is canceled starting November 3.
- Between New York-JFK and Medellin, Colombia: the route is canceled starting November 3.
- Between Dallas/Fort Worth and Beijing: restarting in summer 2023.
- Between Dallas/Fort Worth and Shanghai: restarting in summer 2023.