American Airlines has just announced an expansion of its 2019 flight schedule. While the legacy carrier serves more destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America from the United States than any other airline, that list will extend even longer come next summer. Travelers can look forward to both additional international as well as domestic routes in 2019.
American Airlines will be launching a bunch of new service from its largest hub at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as well as a handful of other airports in the United States, such as Charlotte Douglas International Airport, New York LaGuardia Airport, New York JFK Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Reagan National Airport.
The carrier is hoping to take its Dallas Fort Worth International Airport operations from roughly 800 peak daily departures today to close to 900 peak daily departures next summer.
Beginning February 14, new daily service will launch between:
- Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. – Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City
- New York LaGuardia Airport – McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee
- New York JFK Airport – San Antonio International Airport in Texas
Beginning March 3, new daily, year-round service will launch:
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – Augusta Regional Airport in Georgia
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – Gainesville Regional Airport in Florida
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – Yuma International Airport in Arizona
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, California
Beginning April 2, new daily service will launch between:
- Los Angeles International Airport – Tulsa International Airport in Oklahoma
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – Monterey Regional Airport in California (*seasonal)
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – Flagstaff Pulliam Airport in Arizona
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – Hollywood Burbank Airport in California
Beginning June 8, new seasonal service will launch between:
- Charlotte Douglas International Airport – Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan
Beginning May 3, American Airlines will be adding a sixth destination in Cuba with a daily flight from Miami International Airport to Antonio Maceo Airport in Santiago de Cuba. This service will be operated using the Airbus A319 aircraft.
And roughly a month later on June 6, the carrier will launch a new daily service from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to Durango International Airport in Mexico. This route will be operated using the Embraer E140 aircraft.
Also, American Airlines will be adding new service to a handful of its existing international destinations from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport.
Case in point, starting June 8, American Airlines will offer Saturday-only flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba; Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Dallas Fort Worth-Dominican route rill run seasonally through August 17.
Two other international routes will be offered seasonally. American Airlines will operate 4x weekly service between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, from June 7 through August 17. The carrier will also operate 3x weekly service between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Toncontin International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from June 6 through August 20.
For those who are interested, all new routes will be available for purchase starting October 8, 2018. Keep in mind international routes remain subject to government approval.