American Airlines and regional partner American Eagle are continuing to grow their combined schedule at Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) beyond the schedule additions previously announced for November at MIA.
On February 11, 2010 American will begin a third daily flight from MIA to Lima, Peru, as well as a fourth daily flight to San Jose, Costa Rica. It will add an eighth flight (operating twice weekly) to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Additionally, American will add a second daily flight from Fort Lauderdale International Airport to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In June 2010, the carrier will add a fourth daily flight from MIA to Kingston Jamaica; and its two daily flights to San Pedro Sula, Honduras will see an upgrade in equipment from the current 148-seat Boeing 737-800 to the 188-seat Boeing 757.
“While we have reduced our broader schedule in response to a difficult economic environment, we continue to find opportunities to enhance our presence in Miami,” says Peter Dolara, American’s senior vice president based in Miami. “This November we will operate 276 daily flights, our largest schedule ever since establishing the Miami hub 20 years ago. Our growth is recognition of the support we have received from Miami-Dade County and the community throughout the years and will further solidify MIA’s position as the Gateway to the Americas.”
As previously announced, American Eagle will begin service from MIA to five new destinations on November 19: Eleuthera, Governors Harbour, and Treasure Cay in the Bahamas as well as Charleston, South Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee.
Also in November, American will increase its flight schedule at MIA with one additional daily flight to numerous destinations. These include Cancun, Mexico; Montréal; Curaçao; Grand Cayman; Providenciales, Punta Cana and Santo Domingo in the Caribbean; Freeport in the Bahamas; Panama City and Guatemala City in Central America; and Medellin and Sao Paulo in South America.
In the U.S., service will increase by one daily flight to Dallas/Fort Worth; Washington Reagan National; Washington Dulles; Detroit; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Chicago O’Hare; Norfolk, Virginia; Phoenix; and Tampa, Florida. Service to New York-LaGuardia will increase by two daily flights to a total of 10 daily.
Also in November, other destinations will see an increase in weekly frequencies. Bermuda and ― in the Caribbean ― Antigua, La Romana and Santiago, St. Croix, St. Maarten and St. Lucia will all see an increase in service; as will Belize City, Liberia-Guanacaste, and San Salvador in Central America. So too will Belo Horizonte, Montevideo and Rio de Janeiro in South America; as well as Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas.
In the U.S., flights to Orlando will increase and seasonal service to Eagle-Vail, Colorado will operate four times per week through April 5.