American will suspend more than 60 percent of its total international capacity this summer compared to the same peak period in 2019, which includes an 80 percent reduction in Pacific capacity, 65 percent reduction in Atlantic capacity and 48 percent reduction in Latin America capacity. These changes are due to significantly decreased customer demand as well as government travel restrictions — both related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The airline previously announced that new service to AKL from DFW, CHC from LAX and BLR from SEA would all begin in October 2020, but American will now begin operating those routes in winter 2021. The resumption of existing service to AKL from LAX - which was originally slated to resume in early October 2020 - will now resume at the end of October 2020.
American will further extend the start date of new routes. Service to London (LHR) from Boston (BOS) will now launch in October 2020 and service to Tel Aviv (TLV) from DFW will begin in September 2021. Service to CMN from PHL and KRK from ORD will not launch this year, as well as 23 existing summer seasonal routes.