American Airlines is upping service to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America in 2019. The carrier is adding 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 May 9, 2019. It will also start a new service from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Durango International Airport (DGO) in Mexico starting June 6, 2019. It will be the only U.S. carrier serving DGO and SCU.
“We have had a robust schedule of flights between the U.S. and the Mexico, Caribbean and Latin American 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 is also adding 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.
The new services are:
- Aruba – LGA to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) on Saturdays beginning June 6, 2019
- Dominican Republic – CLT to Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo on
Saturdays beginning June 8, 2019.
- Dominican Republic – DFW to SDQ on Saturdays starting June 8, 2019
- Honduras – DFW to Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP) in San Pedro Sula, four
times weekly from June 7, 2019 to August 17, 2019
- Honduras – DFW to Toncontin International Airport (TGU) in Tegucigalpa, three times per week
from June 6, 2019 to August 20, 2019
DOMESTIC SERVICE INCREASES
The carrier is also increasing domestic service out of its largest hub, DFW. 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 in summer 2019. As part of the expansion, it will add a new service to Valley International Airport (HRL) in Harlingen, Texas, beginning March 3, 2019 and launch seven additional domestic routes from DFW to Augusta, Georgia; Gainesville, Florida; Yuma, Arizona; Bakersfield, California; Monterey, California; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Burbank, California.
The new routes are part of American’s plan to grow its DFW operations from some 800 peak daily departures today to close to 900 peak daily departures next summer.