American Airlines is launching weekly non-stop service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Juan Manuel Gálvez Roatán International Airport (RTB) on the Caribbean island of Roátan off the coast of Honduras, beginning November 17.
The new service will operate every Saturday using a Boeing 737-800 fitted with 16 seats in Business Class and 144 seats in the Main Cabin.
“The new American Airlines non-stop flight between Roatán and Miami will offer more options for local passengers as well as strengthen Honduras’ economy,” says Dr. Nelly Jerez, minister of tourism in Honduras.”Roatán is an important tourism destination and this flight will further showcase Honduras as a world-class destination for diving, ecotourism and adventure.”
American Airlines’ schedule for the service will see flight AA1523 leave MIA at 1:05 p.m. on Saturdays and arrive at RTB at 2:15 p.m. local time. In the other direction, flight AA1670 is timed to depart RTB at 3:20 p.m. and land at MIA at 6:15 p.m. local time.
“Roatán becomes the 114th destination served by American and our regional partner American Eagle from Miami,” says Marilyn DeVoe, American’s vice president – Miami. “And it demonstrates our commitment to continue growing our Miami hub. This is the fifth new destination this year from Miami. We have already started service to Barcelona, Manaus and Seattle, and in November will begin service to both Asunción [in] Paraguay and Roatán.”
Roatán will be American’s third destination in Honduras and its 10th in Central America. American currently offers seven flights per week between Miami and Honduras’ capital Tegucigalpa and 13 flights per week between Miami and the city of San Pedro Sula.