American Airlines and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, are increasing their service to and from Mexico as a result of increased demand, partly as a result of Mexicana Airlines stopping operations on August 11.
New flights to be operated by American Airlines include a fifth daily round-trip between Dallas/Fort Worth and Mexico City from November 18; a fourth daily round-trip between Miami and Mexico City from November 18; increase of service to five daily round-trips every day of the week on the Miami-Cancun route on February 10, 2011 (American currently operates four daily round trips on weekdays and five daily round trips on weekends); and a new Chicago-Mexico City daily round-trip service from December 16.
On the Dallas/Fort Worth-Guadalajara route, American Airlines currently operates one daily round-trip and American Eagle operates a daily round-trip. On November 18, American will begin operating two daily round trips and then on December 16, the service will increase to three daily round trips – with American Eagle operating a new round trip in addition to American’s two round trips.
American Eagle is also increasing its Dallas/Fort Worth-Aguascalientes service from one daily round trip to two on November 18. In addition, American Eagle is upping its Dallas/Fort Worth-Leon service from three to four daily round-trips on December 16.
Then, on February 10, 2011 (subject to receiving government approvals), American Eagle is adding a new daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Veracruz and a new daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Queretaro.
American Airlines also intends to begin codesharing with Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air on the two Alaska Air Group carriers’ routes between the United States and Mexico.
Subject to receiving regulatory approvals, American will place its ‘AA’ code on Alaska Airlines services between Los Angeles and Mexico City and between Los Angeles and Guadalajara. American will be selling both local (Los Angeles-area) and connecting service (to/from another American or American Eagle flight from other cities) on these two routes.
Additional, American plans to codeshare on Horizon Air’s Los Angeles-La Paz flights and Los Angeles-Loreto services. Americna also plans to codeshare on Alaska Airlines’ flights linking Los Angeles with Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Manzanillo; and Alaska’s flights linking San Diego and San Francisco with Puerto Vallarta. In all these markets, American will sell only connecting service.