American Airlines is launching three-times-daily service between Los Angeles International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on March 5.

American Airlines is launching three-times-daily service between Los Angeles International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on March 5.

Customers may begin booking travel on these flights on Sunday, October 12, according to American Airlines.


American Airlines has a total of 306 Boeing 737-800s in service and on order. The airline has also ordered 10 Boeing 737 MAX jets and optioned another 60

American Airlines has a total of 306 Boeing 737-800s in service and on order. The airline has also ordered 10 Boeing 737 MAX jets and optioned another 60

 

“American is expanding our Los Angeles hub with Atlanta service to give customers more travel options between these two key markets and Atlanta customers convenient access to Southern California,” says Chuck Schubert, American Airlines’ vice president – network and schedule planning.

“With nearly 200 daily departures out of Los Angeles and nearly 50 out of Atlanta, we’re giving customers more opportunities to explore the world for business or pleasure on our growing global network,” adds Schubert.

American will operate its Los Angeles-Atlanta round-trips with Boeing 737-800 jets. The carrier will operate its LAX flights to Atlanta from Terminal 4.

The airline’s schedule for its Los Angeles-Atlanta flights will see the first of its three daily flights, a “red-eye”, depart Los Angeles International Airport (IATA code LAX) at 12:15 a.m. from March 5 and arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 7:40 a.m. local time.

American’s second daily flight will leave LAX at 10:30 a.m. and reach ATL at 5:55 p.m. local time. Its last daily flight on the route will push back from the gate at LAX at 3:20 p.m. and land at ATL at 10:45 p.m. local time.

The Boeing 737-800 will remain American Airlines' most important fleet type in terms of numbers of aircraft until at least the early 2020s. By then American possibly could end up operating a greater number of Airbus A321neos than 737-800s, if it takes all 100 A321neos it has on firm order and exercises the options it holds on 310 additional aircraft

The Boeing 737-800 will remain American Airlines’ most important fleet type in terms of numbers of aircraft until at least the early 2020s. By then American possibly could end up operating a greater number of Airbus A321neos than 737-800s, if it takes all 100 A321neos it has on firm order and exercises the options it holds on 310 additional aircraft

 

In the other direction, the first of American’s three daily flights will depart ATL at 7:00 a.m. in order to make an arrival at LAX at 8:40 a.m. local time.

American’s second flight will leave ATL at 12:50 p.m. and get to LAX at 2:30 p.m. local time. Its last daily flight on the route will vacate the gate at ATL at 6:55 p.m. and touch down at LAX at 8:35 p.m. local time.

Its new Atlanta service will increase American’s network from LAX to 55 domestic and international destinations.

Next month, American is also launching new domestic and international service from LAX to São Paulo (GRU); Edmonton, Alberta (YEG); Vancouver, British Columbia (YVR); San Antonio (SAT) and Tampa (TPA). American already operates non-stop flights from LAX to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) and Shanghai (PVG).

According to American, its new Los Angeles service will offer its Atlanta customers direct connections to seven other American hubs or focus airports – Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York LaGuardia, Philadelphia and Phoenix. (These include hubs now operated by US Airways, which will eventually be operationally merged into American Airlines.)

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