Only Months After Launch, American Airlines Is Canceling Route from Philadelphia to Mexico

The airline says the brand-new service route "has not met expectations."

American Airlines, the dominant airline at the Philadelphia International Airport, will cancel flights between Philadelphia and Mexico City next year due to underperformance — a decision that comes only months after service began.

Texas-based American Airlines in July this year started new daily service between PHL and Mexico City's Benito Juárez International Airport, or MEX, with tickets available for purchase as early as March.

Those flights will be no more. The carrier "made the difficult, but necessary" decision to remove PHL-MEX flights from its schedule, effective Jan. 9, 2019, airline officials announced Wednesday.

"While we anticipated high load factors and connections to Europe through PHL, the route has not met expectations," officials said.

To read more about American Airlines' services and destination changes, click here.

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