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American Airlines Launches 8 New Routes to the Caribbean & Latin America

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American Airlines has announced a massive Caribbean expansion, launching 8 new routes and boosting service on existing ones.

There’s a ton of news to cover — here’s what you need to know!

American Will Fly 2,300+ Flights to Latin America and the Caribbean This Winter

The biggest takeaway is that American Airlines is adding and increasing flights from many of its hubs, including Charlotte (CLT), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), and Philadelphia (PHL), to destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America.

This is a massive expansion of American’s short-haul, international offerings. And the airline will offer destinations such as La Romana, Dominican Republic (LRM), which will make it the only U.S. carrier to serve the destination with nonstop service.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Image Credit: Ernie Stephens via Pixabay

All told, American says it will offer more than 2,350 weekly flights to the region — here’s a look at the new routes coming this winter:

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Departure AirportDestinationStart DateFrequencyEquipment
Charlotte (CLT)St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVD)December 7, 2024Saturdays onlyBoeing 737
Miami (MIA)La Romana, Dominican Republic (LRM)December 5, 20241x dailyAirbus A319
New York (JFK)Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI)December 5, 20241x dailyBoeing 737
St. Lucia (UVF)December 7, 2024Saturdays onlyBoeing 737
St. Maarten (SXM)December 7, 2024Saturdays onlyAirbus A319
St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVD)December 7, 2024Saturdays onlyBoeing 737
Philadelphia (PHL)Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI)November 9, 2024Saturdays onlyAirbus A321
Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)December 7, 2024Saturdays onlyBoeing 737

Additionally, American will increase service on more than a dozen routes beginning in December, with the most significant expansions coming to Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) and Miami. However, other hubs will also see expanded service — here are all the details:

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Departure AirportDestinationFrequency ChangeStart DateEquipment
Charlotte (CLT)Antigua (ANU)Increases to daily serviceDecember 5, 2024Boeing 737
Chicago (ORD)Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)Increases to 2x daily service for a limited timeDecember 19, 2024, through January 6, 2025Boeing 737
Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)Increases to daily serviceDecember 5, 2024Boeing 737
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW)Comayagua, Honduras (XPL)Increases to 2x weekly serviceDecember 5, 2024Boeing 737
Grand Cayman (GCM)Increases to daily serviceDecember 5, 2024Boeing 737
Huatulco, Mexico (HUX)Increases to daily serviceDecember 5, 2024Embraer E175
Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)Increases to daily serviceDecember 5, 2024Boeing 737
Oaxaca, Mexico (OAX)Increases to 2x daily serviceNovember 5, 2024Airbus A319 and A320
Zihuatanejo, Mexico (ZIH)Increases to daily serviceDecember 5, 2024Embraer E175
Los Angeles (LAX)Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)Increases to 2x daily service for a limited timeDecember 19, 2024 through January 6, 2025Airbus A321
Miami (MIA)Bonaire (BON)Increases to daily serviceDecember 5, 2024Boeing 737
Cancun (CUN)Increases to 6x daily service for a limited timeDecember 19, 2024, through January 6, 2025Boeing 737
Ocho Rios, Jamaica (OCJ)Increases to daily serviceDecember 5, 2024Embraer E175
Tortola, British Virgin Islands (EIS)Increases to 5 peak-day flightsDecember 7, 2024Embraer E175
Phoenix (PHX)Cancun (CUN)Increases to 2x daily serviceNovember 5, 2024Airbus A321 and Boeing 737
Puerto Vallarta (PVR)Increases to 3x daily serviceNovember 5, 2024Boeing 737

Tickets will be available on aa.com beginning May 20, 2024, with cash or American AAdvantage miles.

“Customers will have more reasons to choose American than ever before for nonstop fun in the sun this year,” said Brian Znotins, American’s senior vice president of network and schedule planning. “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 U.S. carrier ever.”

Bottom Line:

Using American AAdvantage miles is one of the best ways to fly to the Caribbean, thanks to its generous award chart. You can fly to much of the Caribbean starting from 25,000 miles each way — which is a steal!

Final Thoughts

American is making it easier than ever to get to the Caribbean and Latin America by adding several exciting new routes and increasing service on routes it currently serves.

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Carrying On with Victoria M. Walker” newsletter.

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