American Airlines has announced it will launch six new routes to the Caribbean, Latin America, and Mexico. These new routes will further bolster American’s already strong market to areas south of the United States. These six new routes are all pending government approval. One new city for American is included in these new route launches.
Editors note: All times listed are local times.
Barranquilla (BAQ): American’s new city included in these routes is Barranquilla, Colombia. American will be the first North American carrier to serve Barranquilla, a city of about 1.2 million people. This new service will compete with Avianca as they already fly the Miami to Barranquilla route. The daily flight will commence on June 4, 2015 utilizing one of
American’s new A319s. The departure will be at 11:15 a.m. and the flight will arrive in Barranquilla at 1:10 p.m. After an hour on the ground, the aircraft will depart at 2:10 p.m. and arrive back into Miami at 6:05 p.m.
Belize City (BZE): American already serves Belize City from Dallas and New York. U.S. Airways also seasonally serves Belize City from Charlotte. The new flight will be a Saturday and Sunday only flight using a Boeing 737-800. The flight will be a red-eye flight departing L.A. at 12:30 a.m. and arriving in Belize City at 6:10 A.M. The return flight will depart Belize City at 8:55 a.m. and arrive back in Los Angeles at 1:10 p.m. This route is planned to begin on June 6.
Grand Cayman (GCM): Grand Cayman, the location of main airport in the Cayman Islands, is already served by American from Miami. U.S. Airways currently serves Grand Cayman from Charlotte and seasonally Philadelphia This new route will be from Dallas aboard a Boeing 737-800. This Saturday only flight will depart Dallas at 10:45 A.M. and arrive in Grand Cayman at 2:00 P.M. The return flight will depart Grand Cayman at 3 p.m. while arriving back in Dallas at 6:30 p.m. Dallas to Grand Cayman service will commence on June 6.
Guadalajara (GDL): Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city, is currently served by American and American Eagle from Dallas. Additionally, U.S. Airways and U.S. Airways Express serve Guadalajara from Phoenix. American will add service from Los Angeles to Guadalajara. The daily flight on an Airbus A319 will depart Los Angeles at 11:59 p.m. and will arrive in Guadalajara at 5:19 a.m. the next day. The return flight will leave Guadalajara at 8:55 p.m. and arrive back in L.A. at 11:05 p.m. Commencement of this route will take place on June 4.
Managua (MGA): This new route will connect Managua, Nicaragua’s capital and largest city, with Dallas. Just like most other Central American cities, Managua is served by American from Miami as well. American’s new service to Managua will depart Dallas at 3:30 P.M. every saturday with an Airbus A319. The flight will arrive in Nicaragua at 6:15 p.m. The aircraft will spend the night in Managua before departing at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday and arriving back in Dallas at 1:30 p.m. This route to Managua will begin on June 6.
Monterrey (MTY): American will add service from Miami to Monterrey, Mexico’s third largest metropolitan area. Monterrey is already served by American from their hub in Dallas. The flight will fly six times a week. A 4:50 p.m. departure will be followed by a 7:10 p.m. arrival in Monterrey. The return flight will depart Monterrey at 7:15 a.m. and arrive back in Dallas at 11:08 a.m. June 4 will be the start date for this flight using an Airbus A319.