American Airlines 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 to Antonio Maceo Airport in Santiago de Cuba starting May 3. The airline will also start new service from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Durango International Airport in Mexico starting June 6. American will be the only U.S. carrier to serve Durango and Santiago de Cuba.
“We have had a robust schedule of flights between the U.S. and the Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America region for years from our Dallas Fort Worth and Miami 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 Dallas Fort Worth, Miami, Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina and LaGuardia Airport in New York.
American also plans to increase service from its largest hub at Dallas Fort Worth. 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 in Harlingen, Texas, beginning March 3, and launch seven additional domestic routes from Dallas to Augusta Regional Airport in Georgia, Gainesville Regional Airport in Florida, Yuma International Airport in Arizona, Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, California, Monterey Regional Airport in California (seasonal), Flagstaff Pulliam Airport in Arizona (year-round) and Hollywood Burbank Airport in California (year-round).
These new routes are part of American’s plan to grow its Dallas Fort Worth 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 Dallas,” 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: Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.– Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City, LaGuardia Airpor – McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York–San Antonio International Airport in Texas, Los Angeles – Tulsa International Airport in Oklahoma and Charlotte Douglas International Airport – Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan