American Airlines to add new winter destinations and flights

American Airlines Boeing 737-823 WL N823NN (msn 29560) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 945872.

American Airlines has announced two new destinations: Huatulco (HUX) and Acapulco (ACA).

American will also add a new flight to Chihuahua (CUU) in addition to five new Caribbean and eight new domestic routes.

Mexico

American offers more service between the U.S. and Mexico than any other airline with up to 85 daily flights to 22 cities. On December 18, daily service between Phoenix (PHX) and CUU will begin, complementing existing daily service from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW).

Tuesday and Saturday service from DFW to HUX and ACA begins December 21, adding two new routes to American’s vast footprint in Mexico and the only nonstop service from DFW. These flights will be operated seasonally with an Embraer E175 featuring 12 first class seats, 64 Main Cabin seats, free wireless entertainment and Wi-Fi.

Caribbean/Latin America

As previously announced, service between New York (JFK) and Georgetown, Guyana (GEO), will launch December 18. Customers can also benefit from increased service between DFW and Costa Rica with a second daily flight to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia (LIR) starting the same day.

American’s growth in the region continues December 21, when a series of new Saturday-only flights kick off. St. Thomas, USVI (STT), known for beaches and snorkeling, will welcome wanderers from DFW and Chicago O’Hare (ORD). Seasonal service will also begin between ORD and St. Lucia (UVF).

On the East Coast, customers traveling from New York (LGA) can pack their shorts for Bermuda (BDA), and customers traveling from or through Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT), can spice up their winter on the spice island of Grenada (GND).

These new routes continue a trend of increased service to popular destinations like Nassau, Bahamas (NAS), which welcomed new flights from ORD and LGA in December, and unique destinations like St. Kitts (SKB), which will see new service from DFW beginning May 25.

Domestic

MIA serves as American’s gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America, and the airline will be creating more opportunities for customers to take advantage of the hub this winter. New daily service is planned from Oklahoma City (OKC); Northwest Arkansas (XNA); and Columbia, South Carolina (CAE), starting December 18, with convenient flight times that will connect customers to dozens of warm-weather destinations.

If warmth really isn’t your thing, American has you covered there, too. The only daily service between DFW and St. George, Utah (SGU), launches September 26, and new Saturday service between Philadelphia (PHL) and Eagle/Vail, Colorado (EGE), starts December 21.

Other domestic highlights include PHX–Rapid City, South Dakota (RAP) and ORD–Charleston, West Virginia (CRW), which both start December 18. Business travelers heading to and from New York will also have new options for travel to Richmond, Virginia (RIC), with three daily flights launching from JFK on November 21.

Mexico

Hub Destination City Aircraft Flights begin Frequency Season
DFW Acapulco, Mexico (ACA) E175 Dec. 21 Tues./Sat. Winter/Summer
DFW Huatulco, Mexico (HUX) E175 Dec. 21 Tues./Sat. Winter/Summer
PHX Chihuahua, Mexico (CUU) CRJ700 Dec. 18 Daily Year-round

Caribbean

Hub Destination City Aircraft Flights begin Frequency Season
CLT Grenada (GND) A319 Dec. 21 Saturday Year-round
DFW St. Thomas, USVI (STT) 757-200 Dec. 21 Saturday Year-round
LGA Bermuda (BDA) 737-800 Dec. 21 Saturday Year-round
ORD St. Lucia (UVF) 737-800 Dec. 21 Saturday Winter
ORD St. Thomas, USVI (STT) A319 Dec. 21 Saturday Winter

Domestic

Hub Destination City Aircraft Flights begin Frequency Season
DFW St. George, Utah (SGU) CRJ200 Sept. 26 Daily Year-round
JFK Richmond, Virginia (RIC) E140 Nov. 21 3x daily Year-round
MIA Northwest Arkansas (XNA) E175 Dec. 18 Daily Year-round
MIA Columbia, South Carolina (CAE) E145 Dec. 18 Daily Year-round
MIA Oklahoma City (OKC) E175 Dec. 18 Daily Year-round
ORD Charleston, West Virginia (CRW) CRJ200 Sep. 4 Daily Year-round
PHX Rapid City, South Dakota (RAP) CRJ200 Sep. 4 Daily Year-round
PHL Vail/Eagle, Colorado (EGE) 757-200 Dec. 21 Saturday Winter

New international routes are subject to government approval.

Top Copyright Photo: American Airlines Boeing 737-823 WL N823NN (msn 29560) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 945872.

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