American Airlines reduce in W09/10
The general crisis matched with lower demand usual in winter push American to drop the non stop flight Rome-Chicago by Oct 25 2009 with plans to be resumed by April 2010. The route is downgraded to seasonal from all year round. Services to New York JFK from Milan and Rome suffer same restrictions with reduced weekly frequencies from daily to five a week. Roberto Antonucci, country manager in Italy have released yesterday these updates to the medias and commenting "With
the exception of the last week of July and the first of August, we in
fact reported a drop in bookings compared to 2008 plus an average
tariffs fell by around 20%. The Italian market for us is interesting,
however, is too fragmented, and as a distrubution that as an airport
logistics and infrastructure, also affects the volume and yield".