American Airlines will launch its first flight to Africa in 2020
American Airlines has announced a list of new routes for its 2020 summer fight schedule.
American Airlines has announced it will begin flying to Africa next year.
The first nonstop service to the continent will be from Philadelphia to Casablanca, Morocco starting in June, using Boeing 757s.
The service will be operated thrice weekly.
The timing coincides with Royal Air Maroc joining the Oneworld alliance in early 2020.
The Moroccan flag carrier’s addition to the alliance means passengers on American will be able to make easy connections throughout Africa.
“We look forward to working with Royal Air Maroc when they join Oneworld in January, which will allow for even more connections further into Africa to places like Marrakech, Lagos, and Accra,” American’s vice-president of network and schedule planning, Vasu Raja, said in the statement.
Furthermore, American will relaunch its non-stop service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Tel Aviv, Israel in September 2020.
The service will be operated three times per week by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets.