American Airlines is adding six new routes to Latin America and the Caribbean, significantly bolstering its operations in the region.
Among the new routes is a Saturday flight between Dallas/Fort Worth airport and the Grand Cayman Islands that will start on June 6. The Fort Worth-based carrier will also add a once-a-week route between DFW and Managua, Nicaragua.
There will also be new flights to Belize City; Barranquilla, Colombia; and Guadalajara and Monterrey in Mexico.
“Customers traveling from these destinations will have the ability to connect to nearly 200 destinations worldwide,” stated the airliner in a press release. With these new routes, American will operate more than 1,750 weekly flights to 85 destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The U.S. carrier accelerated its expansion into the region last year when it launched flights to Haiti and Campinas, Brazil from Miami and New York City respectively.
The flights to Managua and the Cayman Islands will operate Saturdays, with the return flights on Sundays.
From Los Angeles, American Airlines will offer weekend flights to Belize City, Belize, and daily flights to Guadalajara, Mexico. From its Miami hub, it will offer service six days a week to Monterrey, Mexico, and daily service to Barranquilla, Colombia.
“As we celebrate our 25th anniversary in Colombia, we are very excited to provide customers with new service to Barranquilla, a favorite destination for tourists and business travelers alike,” said Art Torno, American Airlines’ vice president for Latin America.
American Airlines faces new competition from Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, which has added several routes to the Caribbean after it acquired low-cost carrier AirTran.