“Covid-19 has forced us to reevaluate our network,” American’s Chief Revenue Officer Vasu Raja said in the announcement.
“American will have a significantly smaller international network in the year ahead, but we are using this opportunity to hit reset and create a network using the strength of our strategic hubs that we can build and grow upon and be profitable on in this new environment.”
What it means for travelers from India to USA
American Airlines does not operate any international flights at the moment from USA to India but many Indians do buy multi-leg tickets to USA and sometimes this involves American Airline flights.
For example, when someone books a flight from New Delhi to Fort. Lauderdale, it might involve a direct flight from New Delhi to New York and another domestic flight from New York to Fort Lauderdale.
The domestic flight sometimes are booked via American Airlines as part of the journey.
So, for international travelers from India, this might mean fewer options when booking their flights to the USA. However, we are unsure if it will have a direct impact as other alternatives are available.