LINKING THE CARIBBEAN WITH THE US AND THE WORLD
American Airlines has served the Caribbean for more than three decades. Over the years, American and its regional partner, American Eagle have worked closely with government, hoteliers and tourism authorities to promote travel and tourism to the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda in the Atlantic.
American first inaugurated service to the Caribbean in March 1971, flying between New York/Kennedy (JFK) and five Caribbean destinations - Puerto Rico, Aruba, Curacao, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Haiti. Today, American and American Eagle, fly from 11 North American cities to 34 destinations in the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda in the Atlantic.
American has steadily upgraded and expanded its facilities throughout the Caribbean, and it has invested in its three major airports that serve the region: Miami, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and New York/JFK.
Over the years, the airline has invested close to $350 million in terminal facility upgrades and expansion at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. This enhancement, in conjunction with others made at important gateways such as Miami and New York airports, have provided travelers in the region with world-class facilities.
- American began flying to five Caribbean destinations from JFK in 1971 after acquiring Trans Caribbean Airlines.
- American developed its hub in Miami in 1989 when it purchased Eastern Airlines route system to the Caribbean with its base in Miami. Today from Miami American serves 21 cities in the Caribbean and Bermuda and American Eagle serves four destinations in the Bahamas.
- In addition to its extensive Caribbean route system from Miami, San Juan and JFK American/American Eagle fly to the region from Dallas/Fort Worth; Tampa, Florida; Chicago/O’Hare; Los Angeles; Philadelphia, Hartford, Connecticut; Baltimore and Boston.
- American added Miami – Antigua direct service beginning in Sept. 2008.
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