FORT WORTH, TEXAS - American Airlines announced that it will launch new service this summer to San Diego and Mexico from its hubs in Miami (MIA) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), respectively. This new service further strengthens American's overall route network and provides additional options for its customers.
"We continue to expand our network to offer more travel choices and more destinations for our customers," said Chuck Schubert, American's Vice President – Network Planning. "These new routes will provide our customers with more access to Mexico as well as more choices for travel from Miami, and they underscore our commitment to meet our customers' travel needs."
More choices from Miami and San Diego
Beginning June 12, American will offer more choices for travel from its Miami hub with the addition of daily service between Miami and San Diego International Airport (SAN). This flight will be operated with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 150 seats. With the addition of this route, American and American Eagle will now serve San Diego from each of its five hubs, with a combined total of 25 daily flights. With the addition of this route, American will serve 115 destinations from Miami with more than 300 daily flights.
New Service to Mexico
Also beginning June 12, American Eagle will begin service between DFW and two new destinations in Mexico – Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia International Airport in Hermosillo (HMO) and General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport in Zacatecas (ZCL), pending government approval. Flights between DFW and HMO will operate once daily, and flights between DFW and ZCL will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The flights will be operated with a 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 aircraft. With the addition of flights to Hermosillo and Zacatecas, American and American Eagle will serve a total of 20 destinations in Mexico.
American Airlines Applies For Additional Service To Brazil
American Airlines filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly additional United States – Brazil frequencies beginning in 2013 and 2014. American will use these frequencies to add one new daily round trip service from its Los Angeles and Chicago hubs to Sao Paulo, expanding the airline's Latin American network footprint to provide even greater choices to its customers. Pending government approvals, American proposes to begin new service between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo in late 2013 and Chicago O'Hare and Sao Paulo in late 2014.
"American is committed to expanding its presence throughout Brazil to match customer demand in this extremely important and growing market," said Chuck Schubert. "With these additional frequencies, we will offer more options to travel between Brazil and the United States enabling our customers to connect through our growing global network."
American currently serves Brazil from Miami to Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo; from New York Kennedy to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo; and from Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
American offers more than 800 weekly flights to 49 cities throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America.