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American Airlines axes Birmingham route

[ September 9, 2016   //   ]

American Airlines is to axe its six times a week 757 passenger service from Birmingham, to New York JFK airport from 6 May next year. The carrier said it had made the “difficult decision” after monitoring the performance of the route, which was introduced in May 2015.
Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, said he regretted the loss of the service which had “been invaluable to the business community”, adding: “It does underline how fragile some of the amenities we enjoy in the Greater Birmingham region can be. And it is incumbent on us to use them – if we don’t, we will lose them.
Birmingham still has a daily non-stop United Airlines flight to New York Newark and connecting services are available on a number of other carriers via their home hubs.

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