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American Airlines Resumes the Only Nonstop Service Between the U.S. and Uruguay

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American Airlines has restarted its nonstop service to the Uruguayan capital city of Montevideo (MVD).

American Airlines flight 989 touched down at Montevideo’s Carrasco International Airport yesterday morning, October 30, 2023, marking the return of the only nonstop flights between the U.S. and Uruguay.

Here are the details of American’s exciting route resumption in South America.

American Now Flying Nonstop Between Miami and Montevideo

American’s return to Uruguay means that it now serves a total of 8 countries on the continent, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, and, now, Uruguay.

The seasonal service is scheduled to operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Miami to Montevideo and on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in the return direction.

Miami to Montevideo
Map depicting American Airlines relaunched service between Miami (MIA) and Montevideo, Uruguay (MVD). Image Credit: FlightConnections

Flights in both directions are red-eyes and will operate according to the following schedule:

  • Depart Miami (MIA) 11 p.m. — Arrive Montevideo (MVD) 10 a.m. (+1)
  • Depart Montevideo (MVD) 10 p.m. — Arrive Miami (MIA) 5:05 a.m. (+1)

During the holiday season, from December 20, 2023, through January 7, 2024, flights will operate on a daily basis with the schedule listed above.

The route is operated by American’s fleet of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners which have a total of 234 seats.

Up front in business class, there are 20 lie-flat seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. Behind that, there’s a small premium economy cabin with 28 recliner seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. In economy, there are a total of 186 seats in 3-3-3 configuration with 48 seats in Main Cabin Extra (economy plus) and 138 in Main Cabin (economy).

The lowest round-trip fares start at around $593 in economy, while business class costs about 10 times that at around $5,600.

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Final Thoughts

American’s route between Miami and Montevideo is certainly a unique one, and its resumption is sure to be great news for Uruguayans living in Miami and elsewhere across the country. Plus, it’s a great option for U.S.-based travelers looking to visit this somewhat off-the-beaten-path country in South America!

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.


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