American Airlines has announced two new international routes from Miami International airport, as well as new domestic services and increased frequencies on existing routes.
From July AA will become the only US carrier to offer nonstop flights to Paramaribo in Suriname, with a five times weekly service operated by an Airbus A319.
Ahead of this the airline will also launch flights between Miami and Tel Aviv on June 4, with a three times weekly service operated by a B777-200. AA says that for this route it “intends to offer kosher meals for pre-order and kosher wine on board”.
In addition the carrier will add new domestic summer services from Miami to Little Rock, Arkansas; and Portland, Maine, and will increase frequencies from the airport to the Caribbean from April. Flights to Port-au-Prince will increase to five times daily from April, service to Santiago will be boosted to four flights per day, and flights to Santo Domingo will increase to seven times daily.
There will also be an increase in service to Latin America, with 12 destinations seeing more frequencies compared to 2019.
“Since establishing our Miami hub in 1989, American’s commitment to our community and to our team has not wavered,” said Juan Carlos Liscano, American’s Vice President of Operations for Miami, the Caribbean and Latin America.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to strengthen our capacity in Miami to match demand in Latin America and the Caribbean. With new international destinations launching this year – Tel Aviv and Suriname – two new domestic destinations – Little Rock and Portland – and additional flights to key destinations in the Caribbean, we look forward to further deepening our ties to Miami.”
Fellow US carrier Jetblue recently announced plans to begin flights to Miami, including service between Los Angeles and Miami featuring the airline’s refreshed Mint business class.