Subject to receiving the required regulatory approvals, American Airlines plans to add eight new routes from the United States to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America in 2015.
Its schedule calls for American Airlines to begin serving one of the routes in September, one in November and the other six in December.
The first of the eight routes American Airlines will launch is a twice-daily Los Angeles-Mexico City service, which American will start flying on September 3 and will operate with Boeing 737-800s. American has already begun selling tickets for this route.
Next of the eight new routes to launch will be American’s twice-weekly service from Los Angeles to General Rafael Buelna International Airport (IATA code MZT), which serves the resort city of Mazatlán in the state of Sinaloa on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
American plans to begin its service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to MZT on November 7, one of American’s regional partners operating American Eagle-branded round-trips on Saturdays and Sundays with 76-seat Embraer 175s. Tickets for this route will be available for purchase from July 26.
The carrier plans to begin operating two more routes on December 18. One is a five-times-weekly service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO).
American will operate the route with Airbus A319s and will begin selling tickets for its DFW-UIO service on July 26.
The other route American plans to launch on December 18 is a twice-weekly service between Los Angeles and Sangster International Airport (MBJ), which serves Montego Bay in Jamaica.
American will operate its LAX-MBJ route on Fridays and Saturdays, with Boeing 737-800s and has already begun selling tickets for the route.
The airline plans to begin operating the other four newly announced international routes on December 19. All four are to destinations in the Caribbean.
On December 19, American plans to begin operating weekly round-trips on Saturdays between Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Curaçao International Airport (CUR), with Airbus A319s. Tickets for this route will be available for purchase from July 20.
American will also begin operating Saturdays-only weekly round-trips on December 19 between CLT and Gregorio Luperon International Airport (POP), which serves the resort town of Puerto Plata on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
The carrier will begin selling tickets for its CLT-POP route on July 20 and will operate the service with Airbus A319s.
On December 19, American will also start operating weekly, Saturdays-only round-trips from Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) in the Dominican Republic.
American has already begin selling tickets for both these routes. It will operate its DFW-PUJ route with Airbus A319s and its ORD-PUJ route with Boeing 737-800s.
The carrier also plans to reinstate its service between New York JFK and Simon Bolívar International Airport (CCS), which serves Venezuela’s captial Caracas, on December 17.
It will operate five-times-weekly round-trips on the JFK-CCS route, using Boeing 757-200s, and has already begin selling tickets for the flights.
Including its new routes, by the end of this year American will operate more than 1,750 flights a week from the U.S. to 85 destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The airline claims this schedule means it will offer more service to Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean than any other carrier.
American has also served Cuba since 1991, with charter flights from Miami and Tampa to five destinations – Camagüey, Cienfuegos, Havana, Holguín and Santa Clara.
The carrier expects to take delivery of more than 100 new aircraft this year.
Aircraft to be delivered to American in 2015 and coming years include jets from the Airbus A320 and A320neo families as well as A350-900s, Boeing 737-800s, 737 MAX 8s, 777-300ERs and 787-8s and 787-9s.
Additionally, American and several of its regional-airline partners have ordered well over 100 Embraer 175s for operation on American’s network under the American Eagle brand.