American Airlines has recently unveiled new routes it plans to operate this summer from Miami International Airport (MIA), intending to introduce two new international routes, as well as two new domestic routes.
The airline’s new international routes, scheduled to commence in June, will allow it to become the only U.S based carrier to provide non-stop service from Miami to Tel Aviv and Paramibo, Suriname.
American Airlines will also be servicing two new domestic routes, from its MIA hub to Little Rock, Arkansan (LIT) and Portland, Maine (PWM) beginning in June.
In addition to the new routes, American will be increasing frequencies of flights to Latin America and the Caribbean from MIA, while also launching new services to the region from Charlotte (CLT), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), and Los Angeles (LAX).
New International Routes
American will be providing non-stop flights from MIA to Tel Aviv beginning in June. The route will operate three-times weekly service on a Boeing 777-200.
Travelers will have the option to choose from Flagship Business, which features lie flat seats, Premium Economy or Main Cabin. The airline plans to offer Kosher meals, as well as kosher wine on board.
In July, American will become the first U.S. airline to provide non-stop service to Paramibo, Suriname.
Flights, departing from MIA, will operate five times weekly aboard an Airbus 319.
Suriname will effectively become the ninth South American country served by the airline.
Speaking on the advancements for MIA, American’s Vice President of Network Planning, Brian Znotins stated:
“American has always been the biggest and best in Miami with more flights to more places than any other carrier, and as demand recovers, we’ll be even bigger and better than ever before. Our new service to Tel Aviv and Paramaribo are the start of further growth in Miami, and as the city grows and expands, American will do the same.”
More Frequencies for MIA
In addition to the new routes being offered, MIA will also see increased frequencies to the Caribbean.
Beginning in April, frequencies to Port-au-Prince (PAP) will increase to five daily flights, while Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI) will increase to four daily flights and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ) will see seven daily flights.
Service to Latin America will also be increasing, as the airline notes that 12 destinations in the region will operate more frequencies compared to 2019.
American will be operating a Boeing 787-8 aircraft to a number of destinations in Latin America, including Bogota (BOG), Medellin (MDE), and Cali (CLO) in Colombia; Guayaquil (GYE) and Quito (UIO) in Ecuador; Lima, Peru (LIM); PAP; and Santiago, Chile (SCL).
The airline will be launching weekly flights on Saturdays to Little Rock, Arkansas (LIT) and Portland, Maine (PWM) beginning June 5th, marking the first time it will operate the service in the summer months.
Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean
The airline is seeking to expand operations in the Latin America and Caribbean regions, as it is planning for 16% more capacity to the region from Miami as compared to 2019.
American will be seeking to double capacity in Colombia and Peru, while also increasing capacity in Ecuador by more than 50%, and in Central America by 24%, as compared to 2019.
Addition of services to the region will also be brought to American hubs Charlotte (CLT), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Los Angeles(LAX).
Charlotte (CLT) will enjoy seasonally operated routes to Samana (AZS), while Dallas-Fort Worth will see the addition of seasonal service to St. Maarten (SXM), St. Lucia (UVF) and Merida, Mexico (MID). Los Angeles (LAX) will be provided a new service to Cancun (CUN).
Starting April 2nd, the airline will also offer an additional daily flight to Port-au-Prince (PAP) from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL).
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