American Airlines expanding presence in Caribbean with new routes

American Airlines

TEXAS, United States, Friday July 17, 2015 – American Airlines (AA) plans to add eight new routes throughout the Caribbean and Latin America and Mexico later this year, further strengthening its position in the region.

The expanded service includes twice weekly flights from Los Angeles to Jamaica starting December 18; a Saturday service from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Curacao beginning December 19; and three flights to the Dominican Republic on Saturdays from CLT and Pine Island Airport, also in North Carolina, and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, beginning December 19.

The remaining flights will be to Mexico and Ecuador, starting at various times between September 3 and December 18.

The new routes are awaiting regulatory approval.

“As the premier carrier to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America with flights to 85 destinations, these additions highlight our commitment to providing our customers with a network that is second to none,” said Art Torno, AA’s senior vice president for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.

“We are committed to each country we serve, and these new routes allow us to contribute to and further promote travel and tourism to and from the region.”

AA said it also plans to reinstate its service between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Simon Bolívar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela, on December 17. Those flights will operate five times per week.

With the new routes, the carrier will operate more than 1,750 weekly flights throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.

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