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American Airlines introducing new winter flights, expanding popular routes

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2024 | 1:31 PM
American Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, January 11, 2023, in New York. American Airlines is raising bag fees and pushing customers to buy tickets directly from the airline if they want to earn frequent-flyer points. American said Tuesday, February 20, 2024, that checking a bag on domestic flights will rise from $30 now to $35 online, and it’ll be $40 if purchased at the airport. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

American Airlines is expanding its winter schedule with eight new routes to Latin America and the Caribbean, the carrier has said.

The new routes include a Saturday service from Charlotte International Airport to St Vincent and the Grenadines and weekly flights from JFK in New York to St Lucia, St. Maarten and St Vincent and the Grenadines, all starting December 7.

There will also be a daily service from JFK to Barbados from November 5, as well as a daily flight from Miami to La Romana, the Dominican Republic beginning December 5.

Additionally, AA will have a new Saturday service from Philadelphia to Barbados from November 9, and to Liberia, Costa Rica from December 7.

“We are excited to continue growing our network to the region with more flights this winter to the Caribbean and Latin America than any other US carrier ever,” said Brian Znotins, American's Senior Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning, in announcing the expanded winter schedule.

Tickets for the new routes will be available for purchase on American Airlines' website starting May 20.

In addition to the new routes, American Airlines will also increase service on existing popular routes.

The following routes will see service increased to daily flights from December 5: Charlotte–Antigua; Chicago–Nassau, Bahamas; Dallas-Fort Worth–Nassau, Bahamas; Dallas-Fort Worth–Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Miami–Bonaire; and Miami–Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The Miami–Tortola, BVI service will increase to five peak-day flights starting December 7.

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