American will end some Logan nonstop service
American Airlines said it will eliminate its nonstop service from Boston to Washington, D.C., and Raleigh, N.C., this fall.
They are two of several routes the airline has cut recently as it concentrates on its hub markets. As previously reported, American is also discontinuing its Boston to San Francisco flights as of Nov. 18.
"How can we best deploy the limited the resources we have?" said Ned Raynolds, spokesman for American Airlines. "These are the tough decisions we're making."
American reported a net loss of $10.7 million for the second quarter of 2010 - one of the few major US airlines that isn't expected to turn a profit in the quarter, according to aviation consultant Robert Herbst.
American recently entered into a limited "interline" partnership with JetBlue Airways, the largest carrier at Logan International Airport, that allows New York and Boston customers one-stop booking and checking, as well as automatic baggage transfers, on connecting flights where they don't compete. This collaborative process is not yet available online. The airlines also plan to mesh their frequent flier programs for these flights.