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American Airlines announces flights to Dominica and Anguilla from Miami

Miami’s largest airline, American Airlines has announced flights to Dominica and Anguilla in the Caribbean that are scheduled to begin in December this year.

Nonstop to Dominica and Anguilla

Starting 8th December 2021, American Airlines will fly twice-weekly between Miami International Airport and Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica. The schedule for this route is:

  • Miami-Dominica
  • Departure time: 11:00
  • Arrival time: 15:21
  • Flight time: 4 hours and 21 minutes
  • Flight number: AA3579
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Dominica-Miami
  • Departure time: 16:24
  • Arrival time: 18:55
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 31 minutes
  • Flight number: AA3579
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Saturdays

As of 11th December 2021, American will operate twice-weekly flights between Miami International Airport and Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport. These flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Miami-Anguilla
  • Departure time: 10:50
  • Arrival time: 14:49
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 59 minutes
  • Flight number: AA3580
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Anguilla-Dominica
  • Departure time: 15:40
  • Arrival time: 17:53
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 13 minutes
  • Flight number: AA3580
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Saturdays

Both flights will be operated by American Eagle using Embraer E175 aircraft. These planes feature a total of 76 seats, including 12 first class seats, 20 extra legroom economy seats, and 44 economy seats.

American Airlines constantly growing out of Miami

American Airlines, Miami’s hometown airline, is constantly growing out of Miami. When speaking about the new flights in a statement seen by the Miami Herald newspaper, Juan Carlos Liscano, President of Miami hub operations, American Airlines, said:

We have been strategically growing our route network to give customers more choices to new destinations, better meeting the demand for travel to Miami, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

The announcement of new flights to Dominica and Anguilla comes after American recently announced new flights from Miami to San Andres Island, Colombia, and Chetumal, Mexico. The Texas-based airline was also planning on flying from Miami to Paramaribo, Suriname starting this month, but it has now been delayed until September.

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International traffic still down from Miami

When speaking in an American Airlines statement about the airline’s new routes from Miami, Ralph Cutie, Interim Director, Miami, said:

I deeply appreciate the commitment by American Airlines to further expand its presence in Miami-Dade County with even more routes and increased flights coming soon to Miami International Airport. Our County’s tourism industry has almost fully returned to pre-pandemic levels, and that is largely due to American Airlines’ unwavering service to our community as our busiest airline partner.

Despite domestic travel meeting pre-pandemic levels, international travel from Miami is still down from 2019 levels. According to the Miami Herald, during May, MIA saw 1,090,347 people taking international flights, which is down 40% on 2019 levels.

For now, it is good to see American Airlines growing out of Miami, thereby maintaining its tag of Miami’s hometown airline.

Middle-Eastern airline Emirates recently launched flights to Miami, making it the airline’s 12 destination in the United States.

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