American Airlines isn’t slowing down when it comes to adding new direct routes between popular hubs both in and out of the United States. The airline has added an astonishing 43 new routes to its roster within just the last three months.
One exciting update is that passengers can now get from Missoula to Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare. In addition, flights from Panama City to Dallas-Forth Worth and Charlotte are now available. Travelers looking to get to interesting international destinations when flying with American Airlines now have the option to see Reykjavik, Iceland, Prague and Venice.
Customers of American Airlines will be excited to discover that many of the new routes that are being introduced will whisk people away to warm-weather destinations. In fact, the airline is launching eight nonstop routes to the Caribbean this year. The fact that all of the routes are being introduced in December means that travelers can look forward to escaping to popular beach destinations just in time to get away for the holidays or brush away the cold-weather blues. Here’s a look at the new nonstop routes to the Caribbean that will be offered starting in December:
- Charlotte to North Eleuthera and Abaco
- Dallas-Fort Worth to Aruba
- Miami to St. Vincent
- Chicago to Aruba, Grand Cayman, Nassau and Providenciales
How will American Airlines pull off offering so many more routes? The airline has plans to receive several new gates at important hubs around the country. American Airlines received five more gates at Chicago O’Hare this year. The airline will soon receive 15 new gates at Dallas-Forth Worth. What’s more, seven new gates in Charlotte will also be opening soon.
American will focus on strengthening its established hubs as it tries to weather the impending issues that the airline industry is facing as we move into the fall season. Rising fuel costs have many people concerned that airlines around the world will be forced to raise prices and cut routes. American is working hard to create quality route options for customers and add revenue-boosting routes at established hubs.
There’s no doubt that American feels the need to expand its offerings as a way to stay competitive against carriers like Southwest Airlines and JetBlue. Both have recently introduced aggressive expansion plans for routes throughout the Caribbean. In addition, Southwest Airlines recently added a new nonstop route between Houston and Grand Cayman.