American Airlines Adding New Routes to Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico
American Airlines has announced plans to add eight new routes connecting passengers to destinations in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The new routes will connect flyers from four American hubs — Los Angeles International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport — with popular leisure destinations south of the U.S. border.
All eight routes will begin service later this year.
Los Angeles-Mexico City is the first route scheduled to be phased in on Sept. 3. American will operate two daily round-trip flights on the route, which is likely to attract business travelers as well.
On Nov. 7, the airline will kick off seasonal service between Los Angeles and Mazatlan, Mexico, operating one daily round-trip flight on an Embraer E-175 every Saturday and Sunday.
The six remaining new routes will be introduced on Dec. 18 and Dec. 19. Those include Dallas/Fort Worth-Quito, Ecuador; Los Angeles-Montego Bay, Jamaica; Dallas/Fort Worth-Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Chicago-Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Charlotte-Curacao and Charlotte-Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
The new routes from Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth will operate with Airbus A319s, while three of the four remaining routes will use Boeing 737s.
Half of the routes are already available for booking, and by July 26, customers will be able to book a flight on all eight routes.
In addition to the eight new routes, American announced that it will resume service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Caracas, Venezuela with five flights per week starting on Dec. 17.
"As the premier carrier to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America with flights to 85 destinations, these additions highlight our commitment to providing our customers with a network that is second to none," said American's senior vice president for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America Art Torno in a statement. "We are committed to each country we serve, and these new routes allow us to contribute to and further promote travel and tourism to and from the region."
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