American has launched its winter offensive this year with a 10% increase in service to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, serving 90 destinations in the region, compared to winter 2022.
Starting December 5, it will increase frequencies on 10 routes from its hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Belize, Curacao, Liberia, Los Cabos, Puerto Plata and St. Croix with one daily frequency.
It will also fly four daily frequencies to Montego Bay, Punta Canta and San Juan, and to Cancun it will have five daily flights. The increase represents 40% more seats available than last year from its hub to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Service to Cancun from Nashville and Cincinnati will begin on December 9. Routes from these two cities will operate on Saturdays through March 2024. This service is in addition to American’s more than 35 peak-day flights to Cancun, including a second daily flight from Austin, Texas, beginning Nov. 5.
In addition, from Dallas International Airport it will fly to seven destinations increasing flight frequencies with more than 50 daily departures to Mexico. To Acapulco it will increase to three flights per week, to Huatulco four flights per week, to Puerto Vallarta it will increase to four flights per day, to Monterrey and Los Cabos it will increase to five flights per day, to Zacatecas and Zihuatanejo to one flight per day.
From Miami to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Santiago, Dominican Republic and Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI) will increase to two daily flights.
As REPORTUR.us reported, the objective of the agreement between American and Jetsmart is to create a wide network of code-shared destinations between the United States and Chile, but it may be extended to Peru, Argentina and Colombia where it will operate in the domestic market (Jetsmart and American: historic alliance between a low cost and a traditional airline).
“We are facing something that could be historic, because it is the union between an ultra low cost airline and a traditional airline, something that does not currently exist in the industry,” said Estuardo Ortiz, CEO of Jetsmart, at the time of the announcement of the alliance between the airline and American.