Tuesday, 2 October 2018

American Airlines Enhances 2019 Schedule with seven new international flights

On Tuesday, American Airlines released details of how it plans to extend its route network and enhance its 2019 schedule. The airline serves more destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America from the U.S. than any other carrier. And next summer, that list will grow even longer.

American will add a sixth destination in Cuba with a new daily flight from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU) in Santiago de Cuba starting 3rd May. The airline will also start new service from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Durango International Airport (DGO) in Mexico starting 6th June. American will be the only U.S. carrier to serve DGO and SCU.

“We have had a robust schedule of flights between the U.S. and the Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America region for years from our DFW and MIA hubs,” said Vasu Raja, Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning for American. “As we work to deliver the best network, these new routes reinforce our commitment to the region and provide new options for customers.”

American will also add new service to some of its existing international destinations from DFW, MIA, Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in North Carolina and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York.

American also plans to increase service from its largest hub at DFW. As announced in March, the airline reached a lease agreement with the airport resulting in 15 new regional gates after renovating the Terminal E satellite, which is scheduled for completion during the summer of 2019. As part of the expansion, American will add new service to Valley International Airport (HRL) in Harlingen, Texas, starting 3rd March, and launch seven additional domestic routes from DFW:

Beginning 3rd March 2019, new daily, year-round service:
DFW–Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) in Georgia
DFW–Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Florida
DFW–Yuma International Airport (YUM) in Arizona
DFW–Meadows Field Airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, California
Beginning April 2, new daily service:
DFW–Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in California (seasonal)
DFW–Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) in Arizona (year-round)
DFW–Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) in California (year-round)
These new routes are part of American’s plan to grow its DFW operations from approximately 800 peak daily departures today to close to 900 peak daily departures next summer.

“We want the best for customers and that means having an expansive network out of DFW,” said Cedric Rockamore, Vice President of DFW Hub Operations for American. “These new routes are going to provide so many more unique travel opportunities, domestically and internationally, connecting customers from all over the world.”

American will also operate the following new routes next year:

Beginning St Valentines Day, 14th February, new daily service:
Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C.–Will Rogers Airport (OKC) in Oklahoma City
LGA–McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Knoxville, Tennessee
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York–San Antonio International Airport (SAT) in Texas
Beginning 2nd April, new daily service:
LAX–Tulsa International Airport (TUL) in Oklahoma
Beginning June 8, new seasonal service:
CLT–Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, Michigan

(Images American Airlines)