LONDON – American Airlines has released several enhancements to its Summer 2019 domestic and international network out of its different hubs across the United States.
“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 Vasy 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.”
International: More Mexico, Caribbean, Central America
Concerning the airliner’s international network, new flights to Cuba, Mexico, Aruba, Dominican Republic, and Honduras are on top of the list.
To Cuba, an Airbus A319 will operate daily services between Miami (MIA) and Antonio Maceo Airport in Santiago starting on May 3, 2019.
To Mexico, services from Dallas/Ft Worth (DFW) to Durango International Airport will commence on a daily basis from June 6, on the carrier’s smaller Embraer E140 aircraft.
To Aruba, flights between New York-LaGuardia and Queen Beatrix International Airport will operate on Saturdays from June 8,
Two new routes will also be launched from Charlotte (CLT) and DFW to Santo Domingo (SDQ) in the Dominican Republic.
The CLT-SDQ route will launch on June 8 operating on Saturdays only, on the carrier’s Airbus A320.
The DFW-SDQ service, however, will operate on Saturdays using a 737-800 on a seasonal basis, between June 8 and August 17, 2019.
Finally, Honduras will get two new routes on a seasonal basis. Both from DFW, the first will link San Pedro Sula with an Airbus A319 on a four times per week basis between June 7 and August 17, 2019.
The second will be to Tegucigalpa three times per week basis with a smaller A319, also operating between June 6 and August 20, 2019.
Following new lease agreements made at DFW, the carrier will receive 15 new domestic gates in Terminal E, which are to be completed for the Summer of 2019.
As a result, American Airlines will be adding services to Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas from March 3 next year, as well as seven other new routes from DFW.
The other seven routes are as follows:
From March 3, new daily year-round services to Augusta-Regional Airport, Georgia; Gainesville Regional Airport, Florida; Yuma International Airport, Arizona; and Meadows Field Airport, California.
From April 2, new daily services to Monterey Regional Airport, California (Seasonal); Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, Arizona (Year-round); and Hollywood Burbank Airport, California (Year-round).
Highlighting the regional connectivity on the domestic front was Cedric Rockamore, VP of DFW Hub Operations for the carrier. “We want the best for customers and that means having an expansive network out of DFW,” he said.
“These new routes are going to provide so many more unique travel opportunities, domestically and internationally, connecting customers from all over the world.”
On top of this significant domestic investment from American in DFW, other domestic routes were announced across the airline’s other hubs:
Beginning February 14, new daily services from Reagan National Airport, Washington to Will Rogers Airport, Oklahoma City; from LaGuardia to McGhee Tyson Airport, Tennessee; and from New York-JFK to San Antonio International Airport, Texas.
At last, From April 2, new daily service from Los Angeles to Tulsa, Oklahoma; and from June 8, new seasonal service from Charlotte to Cherry Capital Airport, Michigan.
Overall: A Significant Route Expansion
This is a significant investment made by American Airlines in both the domestic and international markets.
With the frameworks being upgraded from the likes of Dallas and Miami, it shows that market demand for the carrier is still expanding.
It will be interesting to see what boost in passenger numbers these routes will produce when they go on sale at the end of the week.