American Airlines set up direct daily flights from Birmingham to JFK airport in New York last May but has now decide to stop all flights from January 6th.
A spokesperson for the airlines explained:
“American constantly evaluates our network to ensure we are maximizing our fleet and profitability while matching customer demand.
Many factors influence network planning decisions – route performance is monitored over time to ensure that American is better positioning itself for long-term success against global competition.
It is for this reason the difficult decision has been made to cease American’s Birmingham service to New York.
We are working directly with our Birmingham-based colleagues….to determine employment preference and employees will be given full consideration if qualified and eligible for open positions.”
Birmingham Airport has said it is ‘disappointed’ by the decision but added they were “optimistic that another carrier will fill this gap shortly.
“There remains a strong demand from both the Midlands and North American market wanting to access these important regions and cities.”