American Airlines sent out a press release today touting new service to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. They highlighted:
- 3 new cities in South America: Georgetown, Guyana (GEO), Pereira, Colombia (PEI), and Cordoba, Argentina (COR)
- A new city in Mexico: Oaxaca (OAX)
- Los Angeles – Buenos Aires service
- This is in addition to previously announced new service Philadelphia – Mexico City
Here are the dates for the new routes being announced today:
That’s great. The Los Angeles – Buenos Aires service will be 3 times weekly operated by a Boeing 787-9.
- Los Angeles – Buenos Aires, 4:00 p.m. – 9:45 a.m.+1, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Buenos Aires – Los Angeles, 10:00 p.m. – 6:05am+1, Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
And that’s not all the service they’re adding. There are other new flights not included in the release.
- Effective June 7 there will be a 6th daily Dallas – Cancun flight
- In December there will be a 4th daily Dallas – San Jose del Cabo flight
- In December there will be a 2nd daily Dallas – Torreon flight
- Effective December 19 they’re adding a third Miami – Caracas, Venezuela flight three times a week
- Effective December 19 they’re adding a second Miami – Antigua flight
However they’re also dropping or reducing some service. That didn’t make it into the release.
- New York JFK – Rio de Janeiro will go 5 days a week starting August 21, returning to daily for December 19 – March 16.
- Seasonal Dallas Fort Worth – Rio de Janeiro will not be returning to the schedule next winter
- Miami will lose the daytime Sao Paulo flight at the end of August
- Los Angeles will go from 5 days a week to Sao Paulo down to 4 days a week
- American is ending Miami – Belo Horizante and closing the station August 21
- Dallas Fort Worth – Quito, Ecaudor will be dropped August 21
Checking in to fly American business class Sao Paulo – Miami
American, which remains the largest US airline in Brazil, is dropping quite a bit of service there.