Although summer is not officially here yet, American Airlines is already preparing for winter. The airline has announced that it will launch new routes to warmer destinations this winter. The airline introduced several new routes last winter to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. This year, American Airlines is adding even more to these areas alongside a few new domestic routes.

American Airlines has 85 daily flights to destinations in Mexico; this is more than any other U.S. carrier. On December 18th, American Airlines will add daily year-round service from Phoenix to Chihuahua, Mexico. The airline will also add twice-weekly service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Huatulco and Acapulco, Mexico starting on the 21st of December. The Huatulco and Acapulco service will be seasonal routes.

American Airlines will add the following flights to Latin America and the Caribbean:

  • New York JFK to Georgetown, Guyana starting December 18th
  • Dallas/Fort Worth to San Jose and Liberia in Costa Rica starting December 18th (increased service)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth to St. Thomas – Saturday-only year-round service starting December 21st
  • Chicago O'Hare to St. Thomas – Seasonal winter service on Saturdays starting December 21st
  • Chicago O'Hare to St. Lucia – Seasonal winter service on Saturdays starting December 21st
  • New York LaGuardia to Bermuda – Saturday-only year-round service starting December 21st
  • Charlotte, NC to Granada – Saturday-only year-round service starting December 21st

Starting December 18th, American Airlines will also launch new domestic routes to Miami from:
Northwest Arkansas; Columbia, South Carolina; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. These daily year-round flights will be operated using the E175 aircraft.

Other new domestic service travelers can look forward to include flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and St. George, Utah (year-round); Philadelphia and /Eagle, Colorado (seasonal winter service); Phoenix and Rapid City, South Dakota (year-round); Chicago O'Hare and Charleston, West Virginia (year-round); New York JFK and Richmond, Virginia (year-round).

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at GET.com based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: adam.luehrs@get.com.