American Airlines to grow long-haul network during summer

Published on : Tuesday, February 9, 2021

American Airlines has decided to strengthen its commitment to its Miami hub with the announcement of two new international routes to Tel Aviv (TLV) and Paramaribo, Suriname (PBM), starting this summer. The airline will also introduce two new domestic routes from the MIA hub to Little Rock, Arkansas (LIT) and Portland, Maine (PWM). The US routes will be operating from June 5 through to August 16.

American will complement recently announced service from New York (JFK) to TLV with flights from MIA to TLV launching in June. Three times weekly service from MIA to TLV will commence on June 4 and will operate on a Boeing 777-200. Beginning in July, American will also be the first and only United States-based carrier to offer nonstop service to PBM. Flights will operate five times per week on an Airbus 319, with a convenient schedule for customers traveling across the United States to connect through MIA. As a new destination for the airline, Suriname becomes the ninth country served in South America.

This year, customers can also look forward to more frequencies to the Caribbean from MIA. For example, Port-au-Prince (PAP) will increase to five daily flights beginning in April; and Santiago (STI) and Santo Domingo (SDQ) in the Dominican Republic, will increase to operate four and seven daily flights, respectively. In addition to the PAP service from MIA, the airline will offer an additional daily flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) to PAP, beginning April 2nd.

Brian Znotins, Vice President of Network Planning, American Airlines said in a statement that American has always been the biggest and best in Miami with more flights to more places than any other carrier, and shared that as demand recovers, the carrier will be even bigger and better than ever before. It was also mentioned that the new service to Tel Aviv and Paramaribo are the start of further growth in Miami, and as the city grows and expands, American will do the same.

Juan Carlos Liscano, Vice President of Operations for Miami, the Caribbean and Latin America, American Airlines added that since establishing the Miami hub in 1989, American’s commitment to the community and the team has not wavered and throughout the pandemic, the capacity in Miami has been continuously strengthened to match demand in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was also informed that with new international destinations launching this year (Tel Aviv and Suriname) and two new domestic destinations (Little Rock and Portland) — and additional flights to key destinations in the Caribbean, ties to Miami can be deepened further.

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