Based in Fort Worth, American Airlines continues to expand its presence at Miami International Airport, its largest international gateway, by adding two new international locations and six new domestic routes this winter.
Service to Chetumal, Mexico
On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, American Airlines announced that service to Chetumal, Mexico (CTM) and San Andres Island, Colombia (ADZ) would be added to their winter 2021/22 schedule, making it the airline’s 28th destination in Mexico and seventh in Colombia. The Embraer 175 will be used on both routes, with 12 first-class recliners and 64 coach seats.
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The new service continues a trend of airlines increasing flights to locations where demand is high. American Airlines will now operate 341 peak daily flights from Miami, the most of any airline, and will offer more than 130 nonstop destinations From Miami by the end of 2021.
“American airlines has been with us for more than 30 years. They will always be the hometown airline of Miami, and we are proud to broaden our presence at our MIA hub later this year,” said Juan Carlos Liscano, vice president of MIA Hub Operations, American Airlines.”
“Our dedication to our community’s economic development as it continues to grow and diversify is reflected in new service to Tel Aviv, Paramaribo, Chetumal, and San Andres, as well as additional domestic flying this winter,” he said.
From December 1, flights to Chetumal, Mexico, will be available twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with service to San Andres Island, Columbia, beginning December 4, 2021.
American Airlines is also establishing seasonal Saturday service to Albany, New York, Burlington, Vermont, Madison, Wisconsin, Syracuse, New York, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. From December 16 until April 4, 2022, MIA-SLC will be open for business.
With the exception of year-round service between Miami and Tulsa, the remaining five routes will commence operation on November 6 and run through April 2, 2022.
Oklahoma City daily seasonal service
In addition to these additional routes, Oklahoma City’s daily seasonal service will be extended year-round. Between November 2 and April 4, daily seasonal service between MIA and Des Moines, Iowa, and Milwaukee will be available.
The flights will leave Milwaukee at 6 a.m. Central and arrive in Miami at 10:20 a.m. Eastern and will also leave Miami at 9 p.m. Eastern time and land in Milwaukee at 11:30 p.m. Central.
Finally, beginning November 6, year-round Saturday service to Fayetteville, Arkansas, will be available.
“We applaud American Airlines’ commitment to expanding its presence in Miami-Dade County with even more routes and greater flights coming shortly to Miami International Airport,” said MIA acting director Ralph Cutie.
“Thanks to American Airlines’ persistent devotion to our community as our busiest airline partner, our county’s tourism economy has nearly fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels.”
American began three-times-weekly service from MIA to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV) earlier this summer, as well as new domestic service to Huntsville, Alabama (HSV), Little Rock, Arkansas (LIT), Milwaukee (MKE), Portland, Maine (PWM), and Rochester, New York (ROC). On July 3, service between MIA and Bangor, Maine (BGR) began.
Direct flight to Paramaribo, Suriname
Beginning September 7, American will be the first and only airline in the United States to operate nonstop service to Paramaribo, Suriname (PBM).
Customers traveling across the United States will be able to connect through MIA five times each week on a convenient timetable. American Airlines Admirals Club lounges in MIA and other domestic sites have also reopened. For eligible visitors, American’s Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining in MIA will reopen in September.
According to travel industry experts, airlines are focusing on the leisure sector by offering more nonstop flights to popular tourist locations to entice tourists to return. But, according to industry analysts, the hospitality industry won’t fully recover until business travel resumes, which isn’t expected until at least early 2022.