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American Airlines reveals major Miami expansion

American Airlines has revealed a major expansion out of Miami, Florida. While the carrier is the dominant airline out of Miami, it has been facing increased competition, especially in the past few months. To answer the growing competition, American has revealed a significant expansion in Miami this winter, which includes new routes and increased frequency on existing routes. Let’s find out more about this.

Increased competition

While American Airlines is the dominant carrier at Miami and has faced little competition, at least domestically, that has changed in recent months/years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Delta Airlines has ramped up services in Miami, as the result of the airline purchasing a 20% stake in LATAM
  • JetBlue has begun flights to Miami, after historically only serving Fort Lauderdale
  • Southwest Airlines has launched flights to Miami, after historically only serving Fort Lauderdale
  • Spirit Airlines is coming to Miami, after historically only serving Fort Lauderdale

American’s new routes out Miami

American will operate flights to two new domestic and six new international destinations from Miami.

The two international destinations from Miami are:

  • Chetumal, Mexico: starting 1st December 2021; the flight will operate twice-weekly using E175s
  • San Andres Island, Colombia: starting 4th December 2021; the flight will operate twice-weekly using E175s

With these new routes, American will serve 28 destinations in Mexico and seven destinations in Colombia.

The six new domestic routes out of Miami are:

  • Albany: between 6th November 2021 and 2nd April 2022; Saturday-only flights using E175s
  • Burlington: between 6th November 2021 and 2nd April 2022; Saturday-only flights using E175s
  • Madison: between 6th November 2021 and 2nd April 2022; Saturday-only flights using E175s
  • Salt Lake City: between 16th December 2021 and 4th April 2022; daily flights using B737-800s
  • Syracuse: between 6th November 2021 and 2nd April 2022; Saturday-only flights using E175s
  • Tulsa: year-round flights starting 6th November 2021; Saturday-only flights using E175s

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Increased frequencies on existing routes

Starting 2nd November 2021, American Airlines will be increasing frequencies from Miami to the following destinations:

  • Baltimore: increasing from double-daily to 3-times-a-day
  • Cleveland: increasing from double-daily to 3-times-a-day
  • Detroit: increasing from double-daily to 3-times-a-day
  • Guatemala City: increasing from double-daily to 3-times-a-day
  • Jacksonville: increasing from 5-times-a-day to 7-times-a-day
  • Nashville: increasing from 3-times-a-day to 5-times-a-day
  • New Orleans: increasing from 4-times-a-day to 5-times-a-day
  • Orlando: increasing from 6-times-a-day to 10-times-a-day
  • Raleigh-Durham: increasing from 4-times-a-day to 5-times-a-day
  • San Juan: increasing from 5-times-a-day to 6-times-a-day
  • San Jose: increasing from double-daily to 3-times-a-day
  • San Pedro Sula: increasing from double-daily to 3-times-a-day
  • Santo Domingo: increasing from 4-times-a-day to 6-times-a-day
  • Tampa: increasing from 5-times-a-day to 8-times-a-day

This is some significant frequency increase, particularly on the flights within Florida. For example, Orlando is getting an extra four daily flights, while Tampa is getting an extra three daily flights.

Meanwhile, American Airlines recently increased frequency of flights to New Delhi before launch later this year. The airline has also partnered with Vertical Aerospace for EVTOL aircrafts. Also recently, the Dallas-based carrier announced 14 new routes out of Austin.

Featured image by Airways Magazine

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