Cartagena To Become American Airlines Newest Destination
MIAMI – Beginning on December 15, the airline will start daily rotation from Miami to Cartagena onboard the Airbus A319; the flight AA1145 will depart from Miami at 10:55 arriving at Cartagena by 13:50, and the return leg AA1144 will leave Cartagena at 14:40 and will be back in Miami at 17:40 (all times are local).
American Airlines will join three airlines in the Cartagena to South Florida market; Avianca with seven weekly flights to Miami, jetBlue with seven weekly flights to Fort Lauderdale and Spirit with flights four times a week to Fort Lauderdale. Between the three, there are 2470 one-way seats per week, the new service will add 868 seats one way bringing the total to 3338 one-way seats per week.
“American Airlines started its Latin American expansion at the late 80s, and today we are the biggest airline in the US-Latin America market with 8 destinations in México (not including American Eagle), 10 in Central America and 19 in South America,” said Jose Maria Giraldo, Country Manager of American Airlines.
American Airlines has 49 weekly flights from Miami to four destinations in Colombia, Barranquilla (7), Bogota (21), Cali (7) and Medellin (14); and 7 weekly flights from Dallas to Bogota. All of them are operated in the Airbus A319 which handles 128 passengers, of whom 8 are in first class, 24 in main cabin extra and 96 in the main cabin.
Cartagena, a beautiful and historic city located on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, is attracting a growing number of international tourists. American service to Miami will be the 5th international route launched this year from Cartagena, the others being Amsterdam by KLM, Lima by LATAM Peru, Panama City (Pacifico) by Wingo, and Panamá City (Albrook) by AirPanama.