American Airlines is operating repatriation flights to get customers home

American Airlines has made this announcement:

American Airlines Group Inc. will operate seven special flights beginning Thursday, March 26, between Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and four Latin American cities to bring customers home in light of government travel restrictions related to coronavirus (COVID-19). Flight segments include service from São Paulo (GRU) to DFW and from Honduras to DFW.

The airline will operate the following flights:

March 26 and March 27

Origin Destination Flight number Departure time Arrival time
Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU) DFW 540 1:54 p.m. 6:34 p.m.
Roatán, Honduras (RTB) DFW 2192 2:10 p.m. 6:46 p.m.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) DFW 2210 2:25 p.m. 7:05 p.m.

March 28

Origin Destination Flight number Departure time Arrival time
São Paulo (GRU) DFW 962 10:45 p.m. 7:10 a.m. (next day)

The new segments between DFW and GRU also will provide much needed cargo-capacity, allowing American to continue to serve the needs of its cargo customers and help keep the world’s economy moving. The airline will aid in shipping important goods, including pharmaceuticals, electronics and produce. Flights from DFW to GRU will also be available for purchase to assist in getting Brazilian citizens home, with flights operating on March 27.

This week, the airline operated charters for the U.S. State Department from both Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA), and Lima, Peru (LIM), to get U.S. residents home. To further assist customers, American flew 71 ferry flights to the U.S. from several Caribbean destinations, including 14 flights from Montego Bay (MBJ) and three flights from Kingston (KIN) in Jamaica; five flights from Santo Domingo (SDQ), nine flights from Punta Cana (PUJ), one flight from Santiago (STI) and one flight from Puerto Plata (POP) in the Dominican Republic; four flights from Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP); 12 flights from Aruba (AUA); three flights from Bonaire (BON); three flights from Curaçao (CUR); six flights from St. Maarten (SXM); eight flights from St. Lucia (UVF); one flight from Guadeloupe (PTP); and one flight from Martinique (FDF). Ferry flights flew without passengers to these islands and returned with customers looking to return home to the United States.

In other news, American operated its first cargo-only flight since 1984. The flight took off from DFW Airport, bound for Frankfurt, Germany.

“Filled with medical supplies, mail for active U.S. military, telecommunications equipment and e-commerce packages, this flight will bring vital supplies to communities in the face of COVID-19.”

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