American Airlines has resumed flights to a host of Caribbean destinations, including the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.
These destinations include Santo Domingo, Santiago, Punta Cana, and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic; Port-au-Prince in Haiti, and Eleuthera, Georgetown, Exuma, and Nassau, in The Bahamas.
All the flights destined to the Caribbean will begin their journey in Miami. The news comes almost a month after the carrier re-launched services to Jamaica and Antigua.
American Airlines says it will resume flights to more Caribbean destinations later this month, including Saint Lucia, Aruba, St Vincent, St Maarten and Providenciales in Turks, and Caicos.
By the end of this month, American Airlines will have launched 42 daily flights to as many as 19 destinations across the region.
However, some countries in the region are not going to reopen their borders this month. Belize, for example, is scheduled to open up its airport in the month of August.
While some countries have lifted lockdown measures, some have imposed stringent new measures to keep infected travelers at bay.
Saint Lucia has made it clear that it would not welcome any foreign tourists without medical documents certifying their health condition.
Analysts are saying that airlines may ignore social distancing measures by filling their planes to maximum capacity. They are planning to employ air filters, such as High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters, which suck microbes like coronavirus.
“The HEPA filters in use on American’s fleet capture at least 99.97% of airborne microbes by circulating the cabin air once every 2 to 4 minutes,” American Airlines stated in June.