Beginning November 18, American Airlines will add three more flights each week between John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Simón Bolívar...

American Airlines is expanding its Venezuela service by increasing the number of weekly flights it operates between New York and Caracas.

Beginning November 18, American Airlines will add three more flights each week between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York and Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetia (CCS) in Caracas. The carrier will offer JFK-CCS round-trip flights on five days each week, up from two days per week.


American flies the route with Boeing 757 aircraft, each outfitted 188 seats.

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“Our increased service to Caracas underscores the importance of the Venezuelan market as well as our commitment to provide our passengers the premier network in Latin America,” says Peter Dolara, American’s senior vice president – Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America.

“Caracas is an important business destination and home to the famous Teleferico, cable cars that take you to the top of El avila National Park; the Caracas Botanical Garden, containing more than 2,000 native flora; and of course, the Parque Los Chorros, which includes the only natural waterfall in a capital city park,” adds Dolara. “These additional flights will help increase tourism to these Venezuelan treasures.”

American Airlines’ schedule for its New York-Caracas service sees flight AA975 depart JFK every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. and arrive at CCS at 10:30 p.m. local time. In the other direction, American’s flight AA976 is timed to leave CCS every day except Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. and land at JFK at 3:40 p.m. local time.

The carrier first began serving Venezuela – its first destination in South and Central America – on August 1, 1987, with flights between San Juan in Puerto Rico and Caracas.

American currently operates 48 weekly flights into and out of Venezuela, with flights to Caracas from Miami, San Juan, Dallas/Fort Worth and New York/JFK, and to Maracaibo from Miami.