American has just announced that they’ll be launching eight new domestic routes out of Los Angeles this year, as follows:
- Raleigh, NC (RDU)
- Eugene, OR (EUG)
- Redmond (Bend), OR (RDM)
- Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
- Indianapolis, IN (IND)
- Columbus, OH (CMH)
- Hartford, CT (BDL)
- Northwest Arkansas (XNA)
The service to Eugene and Redmond begins June 12, while the service on the other routes begins August 27, 2013. Unless you specifically live in one of those markets I suspect this isn’t huge news. It is kind of interesting to see them launch so many transcon and midcon routes to secondary markets, though. New routes almost always come with double miles promotions, so stay tuned for those.
Most interesting is that they’ll also be starting service between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo as of November 21, 2013. I know this is a market that American (and other carriers) have been eying for a while, so it’s nice to hear the route will finally launch. That being said, I do wish American’s international expansion plans involved destinations other than London and Sao Paulo. 😉
Still dreaming of Munich, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Dubai, Johannesburg, etc. On the plus side US Airways should help with at least the first three.