American Airlines boosts travel to Miami International

by | Jul 7, 2021


As tourism appears poised to return to pre-pandemic levels in Miami, American Airlines is giving the Magic City a little boost by expanding its footprint at Miami International Airport (MIA) with the addition of two new international destinations and six new domestic routes this winter.

American is the largest airline at MIA, operating 341 peak daily flights this winter. By the end of the year, American will offer more than 130 nonstop destinations from MIA, the most of any carrier.

“We deeply appreciate the commitment by American Airlines to further expand its presence in Miami-Dade County with even more routes and increased flights coming soon to Miami International Airport,” said Ralph Cutie, MIA Interim Director. “Our county’s tourism industry has almost fully returned to pre-pandemic levels, and that is largely due to American Airlines’ unwavering service to our community as our busiest airline partner.”

In December, the carrier will launch two new international routes from MIA: Chetumal, Mexico (CTM) on Dec. 1; and San Andres Island, Colombia (ADZ) on Dec. 4. With these new routes, American will serve 28 destinations in Mexico – the most of any U.S. carrier – and seven in Colombia.

The carrier is also adding daily seasonal service between MIA and Salt Lake City (SLC) on Dec. 16; and seasonal Saturday service to Albany, New York (ALB); Burlington, Vermont (BTV); Madison, Wisconsin (MSN); Syracuse, New York (SYR); and Tulsa, Oklahoma (TUL) on Nov. 6.

In addition to these new routes, current daily seasonal service to Oklahoma City (OKC) becomes year-round. Seasonal service to Fayetteville, Arkansas (XNA) and Milwaukee (MKE) returns to MIA on Saturdays between Nov. 6 and April 2.

Earlier this summer, American launched new, three-times-weekly service from MIA to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV), as well as new domestic service to Huntsville, Alabama (HSV); Little Rock, Arkansas (LIT); Milwaukee (MKE); Portland, Maine (PWM); and Rochester, New York (ROC). Service between MIA and Bangor, Maine (BGR) launched July 3. Starting Sept. 7, American will also be the first and only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service to Paramaribo, Suriname (PBM). Flights will operate five times per week for customers traveling across the United States to connect through MIA.

“With more than 30 years of service, American is and will always be Miami’s hometown airline, and we are proud to strengthen our footprint at our MIA hub later this year,” said Juan Carlos Liscano, Vice President of MIA Hub Operations, American Airlines. “New service to Tel Aviv, Paramaribo, Chetumal and San Andres, and more domestic flying this winter, are a testament of our commitment to the economic development of our community as it continues to grow and diversify.”

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