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American Airlines Expands Caribbean Winter Routes

DALLAS — American Airlines (AA) is significantly increasing its flight offerings to the Caribbean and Latin America for the Winter 2024 season. The airline is adding eight new routes and boosting frequencies on 16 existing routes to provide more nonstop options to warm-weather destinations in the region.

According to the airline's release, this year's "winter schedule will offer 11% more departures and 10% more seats compared to its record-setting winter schedule in 2023." This expanded service allows AA to offer nonstop flights to more destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America than any other U.S. carrier.

Additionally, AA states that "more than 98% of the airline’s peak schedule to the region will operate for the full winter season. American will also grow service on 16 popular routes starting this December." Tickets for all destinations mentioned go on sale at aa.com or American’s mobile app starting May 20.

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Expanded Winter Schedules

The new routes include service from Charlotte to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVD) with new Saturday-only service starting Dec. 7 on Boeing 737 aircraft. There will also be new daily service from Miami to La Romana, Dominican Republic (LRM) starting Dec. 5 on Airbus A319 aircraft.  

From New York's JFK airport, AA is launching new daily service to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) on Nov. 5 with Boeing 737s, new Saturday-only service to St. Lucia (UVF) starting Dec. 7 on Boeing 737s, new Saturday service to St. Maarten (SXM) from Dec. 7 on Airbus A319s, and new Saturday flights to SVD from Dec. 7 on Boeing 737s.

American will also start new Saturday-only service between Philadelphia (PHL) and BGI on Nov. 9 with Airbus A321 aircraft, as well as PHL to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) on Saturdays from Dec. 7 using Boeing 737s.

On existing routes, service is being increased from Charlotte to Antigua (ANU) with daily flights on 737s from Dec. 5. Chicago to Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD) goes up to twice-daily on 737s between Dec. 19 and Jan. 6. There will also be daily service from Chicago to Nassau (NAS) on 737s from Dec. 5.

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