American sees Demand Improving, to Boost July Schedule
OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) --- American Airlines today said that in response to
improving demand for air travel, the company plans to fly 55% of its domestic
schedule and 20% of its international schedule in July versus the same period
last year. The airline's July systemwide capacity amounts to approximately 40%
of flying in July 2019.
American saw an increase in demand in May, carrying a daily average of about
110,000 customer per day by the last week of the month. This represented an
increase of 71% over the approximately 32,000 average daily customers served by
the airline in April.
"We're seeing a slow but steady rise in domestic demand. After a careful
review of data, we've built a July schedule to match," said Vasu Raja,
American's senior Vice President of Network Strategy. "Our July schedule
includes the smallest year-over-year capacity reduction since March. We'll
continue to look for prudent opportunities to restore service so our customers
can travel whenever and wherever they are ready."
(c) Copyright 2020 DTN, LLC. All rights reserved.