American Expands in Latin America With New Flights From US Hubs
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American Airlines shared expansion details of its Latin American route map on Tuesday. The world’s largest carrier will be adding nonstop flights between its hubs in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX) and Miami (MIA) to destinations in Mexico and South America. The new additions further cement American’s place as the dominant US carrier in Latin America.
Here are the details of the new routes:
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) — Oaxaca, Mexico (OAX)
- Flights between DFW and OAX will begin on December 19, 2018, and tickets go on sale April 2, 2018. The route will be operated daily with an Embraer E175.
Miami (MIA) — Georgetown, Guyana (GEO)
- Flights between MIA and GEO will begin December 20, 2018, and tickets go on sale April 2, 2018. The route will be operated four times weekly with an Airbus A319.
Miami (MIA) —Pereira, Colombia (PEI)
- Flights between MIA and PEI will begin December 20, 2018, and tickets go on sale April 17, 2018. The route will be operated three times weekly with an Airbus A319.
Miami (MIA) — Cordoba, Argentina (COR)
- Flights between MIA and COR will begin April 2, 2019, and tickets go on sale May 7, 2018. The route will be operated four times weekly with a Boeing 767-300.
Los Angeles (LAX) — Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE)
- Flights between LAX and EZE will begin December 19, 2018, and tickets go on sale April 2, 2018. The route will be operated three times weekly with a Boeing 787-9.
We’re certainly excited to see American add these routes between the US and Latin America, though we’re particularly interested in the new routes to Argentina. Cordoba is a new dot on AA’s route map, and it mirrors a recent trend of carriers adding service to Argentina as the country emerges from economic malaise. While AA already flies to EZE from DFW, MIA and New York (JFK), the flight to LAX is its first nonstop connection from the Argentine capital to the West Coast of the US. Plus, the flights will be operated by AA’s 789, which features one of the carrier’s best business-class products.
These new additions follow an earlier announcement from AA of new daily service between its Philadelphia (PHL) hub and Mexico City (MEX), which is set to begin on July 5, 2018. As noted above, we know how frequently the flights will operate, but we don’t yet have any information on pricing or exact schedules. However, that information should be available very soon, given that the first tickets for these new routes go on sale just a few days from now.
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