American Airlines' first Boeing 787 taking off from Paine Field back in 2015. Courtesy: Brandon Farris

MIAMI – American Airlines (AA) is canceling its operations to and from Milan, Italy, and New York (JFK) and Miami (MIA) after new announcements of low demand.

Following the US Department of State (DOS) communication in which South Korea and Italy were increased to level 4 (do not fly), AA will reschedule various flights to Malpensa Airport (MXP) to April 25. Previously, the carrier had launched some travel alerts for different routes to Milan.

AA’s considerations for travelers

“Our teams are contacting affected customers directly to accommodate their needs” while they “will make additional refinements as necessary”, said the airline, working closely with US authorities to adhere to past and updated state measures.

It also announced that a formal schedule change will be deliver to the public on March 1, so affected passengers can check their booking flights as well as get a refund if is the case.

Amendment to the presidential proclamation

In addition to the entry requirements imposed by the US government on January 31, 2020, AA informed:

  • Any U.S. citizen or lawful U.S. permanent resident returning to the United States who has traveled to Iran within the previous 14 days must enter the United States through an approved airport. American Airlines customers will be rebooked, if necessary, to one of those airports by our Reservations and Airport teams.
  • Foreign nationals who have traveled to Iran within the last 14 days will be denied permission to travel to the United States.

The above controls take effect on March 2, 2020, after 5 pm EST.