American Airlines suspends Seoul Incheon flights
It has today been announced that American Airlines will be suspending their route between Dallas and Seoul Incheon between March 4 and April 24, 2020.
The route is currently operated daily by a Boeing 787-9, and is expected to resume on April 25, 2020.
American Airlines will be contacting customers impacted by these cancelations, and customers on canceled flights can either choose to be rebooked, or can receive a full refund.
What about Delta and United?
As of now, Delta and United continue to operate flights to Seoul:
- Delta is operating flights to Seoul from Atlanta, Detroit, and Seattle, though with reduced frequencies, and has just suspended their Minneapolis to Seoul flight
- United is operating flights to Seoul from San Francisco, though they’ve reduced frequencies, as they’ve done with many Asia routes; United is going from operating up to 12x weekly flights, to offering just 3x weekly flights through late April
American’s only remaining destination in Asia is Tokyo
As it stands, American’s only remaining destination in Asia is Tokyo, as the airline flies to Haneda and Narita:
- American flies to Tokyo Haneda from Los Angeles, and is supposed to get a new flight from Dallas as of late March
- American flies to Tokyo Narita from Dallas and Los Angeles, though the Dallas flight is expected to end in late March, when the flight switches to Haneda
Demand for air travel is down across the board, especially for travel to & from Asia. It’s not surprising to see American suspend their Seoul flight, meaning at this point their only destination in Asia is Tokyo.
I wonder if they’ll reduce Tokyo frequencies next, and if the suspended routes will actually resume in late April…
On top of all of this, American has also suspended both of their routes to Milan.
Are you surprised to see American cut ICN flights?