American Airlines is adding three new international routes this spring from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), the routes serving San Jose, Costa Rica; Madrid, Spain; and Manchester, England.
The new flights to San Jose will begin on April 6, while service to Madrid will start on May 1 and flights to Manchester will begin on May 13.
American’s summer schedule brings the number of international destinations the airline serves from New York to 31 ― nine cities in Europe; 18 destinations in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Latin American regions; three in Canada; and American Airlines’ daily nonstop flight to Tokyo.
The new San Jose flight, Flight 611, will depart five times a week from JFK, every day except Friday and Sunday. American will operate Boeing 757s with 16 seats in Business Class and 166 seats in the economy-class cabins on the route.
Costa Rica is a land of extreme beauty, and one of the most biologically diverse and warmly welcoming countries in the world. Its name ― which translates into “Rich Coast” in English ― was originally given by Christopher Columbus in 1502 when he claimed the region for Spain. Costa Rica is located on the lower part of Central America, bordering the Caribbean to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Costa Rica is known for its amazing ecological systems, excellent climate and friendly people.
“American Airlines has a long history in Costa Rica, and they have served our country for more than 20 years. Air service is critical for the development of our tourism industry,” says Allan Flores, minister of tourism for Costa Rica. “We are pleased with the addition of New York service due the importance of this market and look forward to welcoming visitors from New York on American Airlines to our beautiful and unspoiled country, excellent climate and warm, friendly people.”
American’s schedule between New York JFK and San Jose will see flight AA611 departing JFK at 3:35 p.m. every day except Friday and Sunday and arriving at San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) at 7:15 p.m. local time. In the other direction, flight AA622 will leave SJO at 8:35 a.m. every day except Saturday and Monday and reach JFK at 3:40 p.m. The JFK-SJO flight begins on April 6 and the SJO-JFK flight on April 7.
The Madrid flight will depart daily from JFK. American will also fly its JFK-Madrid route with Boeing 757 with 16 seats in Business Class and 166 seats in their economy-class cabins.
Madrid is the largest city in Spain and is its capital. While it is a thoroughly modern city, it offers many historical landmarks, such as the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Teatro Royal (Royal Theatre) with its restored 1850 Opera House, and the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631. Madrid is a city of culture and entertainment, with hundreds of theatre and Flamenco shows, opera, and other nightlife.