American Airlines has launched five-times weekly nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Comalapa International Airport in San Salvador, El Salvador.

American Airlines has launched five-times weekly nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Comalapa International Airport (SAL) in San Salvador, El Salvador.

This year the airline is celebrating its 20th anniversary serving the Central American country.


American Airlines is operating the new flights using Boeing 737-800s with 148 seats, 16 of which are in Business Class and 132 in Economy Class.

The carrier already offers two daily nonstop flights to San Salvador from Miami International Airport (MIA) and one daily flight to El Salvador from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

American Airlines operates a large and growing number of Boeing 737-800s, which it is using both to replace its fleet of aging McDonnell Douglas MD-80s on U.S. domestic routes and to operate international flights to destinations in Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America

American and its regional partner, American Eagle, offer service to 42 destinations throughout Latin America and Mexico. American says this is more destinations than any other U.S. airline serves in the region. (However, Continental has the biggest presence in Mexico of any U.S. airline, serving 30 destinations in the country.)

The schedule for American’s new DFW-SAL flight calls for flight AA1991 to depart DFW at 3:40 p.m. and arrive at SAL at 6:05 p.m., every day except Wednesdays and Sundays. In the other direction, flight AA1998 is timed to depart SAL at 8:40 a.m. and arrive at DFW at 1:10 p.m., every day except Mondays and Thursdays.