Earlier this week saw American Airlines announce an expansion of its Winter schedule into Mexico and the Caribbean.
There will be two brand new routes and expanded frequencies on 21 routes, showing the significant demand that they are currently going through.
Commenting on this expansion was Jose A. Freig, the VP of Operations and Commercial for Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America at American Airlines:
“This coming winter, we’re looking forward to adding more service to the destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean that our customers want to visit, including popular spots like Cancun, Montego Bay, and Punta Cana, as well as our newest destination, Tortola”.
“We are proud to strengthen our lead as the largest U.S. airline in the region, with more flights and seats to more destinations than any other single carrier or partnership.”
First, The Scheduling from Charlotte from December 5…
Starting from December 5, American Airlines will be expanding services on 10 routes from Charlotte, with some of them being into Mexico & the Caribbean:
|Belize City, Belize (BZE)||Expanded to daily service|
|Cancun, Mexico (CUN)||Increase to five daily flights|
|Curaçao (CUR)||Expanded to daily service|
|Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)||Expanded to daily service|
|Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)||Expanded to daily service|
|Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)||Increase to four daily flights|
|Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)||Expanded to daily service|
|Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)||Increase to four daily flights|
|San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)||Increase to four daily flights|
|St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (STX)||Expanded to daily service|
Expansion to Mexico from Nashville, Tennessee & Cincinnati…
From its operations in Nashville, Tennessee & Cincinnati, American Airlines will be providing more flights to the following destinations in Mexico:
|Acapulco (ACA)||Expanded to three weekly flights|
|Huatulco (HUX)||Expanded to four weekly flights|
|Monterrey (MTY)||Increase to five daily flights|
|Puerto Vallarta (PVR)||Increase to four daily flights|
|Los Cabos (SJD)||Increase to five daily flights|
|Zacatecas (ZCL)||Expand to daily service|
|Zihuatanejo (ZIH)||Expand to daily service|
These new routes will complement the airline’s more than 35 peak-day flights to Cancun, including the most recent announcement of a second daily service from Austin, Texas (AUS), starting Nov. 5.
American also plans to increase service to seven popular destinations in Mexico from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), offering more than 50 daily departures from DFW to Mexico.
More Flights for the Caribbean…
Finally, from Miami, services into the Caribbean will also be increased, with the planned upgrades as follows:
|Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS)||Increase to two daily flights|
|Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI)||Increase to two daily flights|
|Tortola, British Virgin Islands (EIS)||Increase to two daily flights|
What remains clear is that American Airlines is definitely ramping up its operations ahead of the Winter season, where these destinations are typically busier due to the all-year heat.
Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see how the planned increases go down with passengers, and whether we could see the same again for Winter 2024/25.