American Airlines to Launch New Flights to Jamaica, Costa Rica

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American Airlines has announced three new routes from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to the Caribbean and Latin America starting in November. On November 21, American will begin daily service from JFK to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ), and San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). Saturday-only service to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR), follows starting December 21. All flights will be operated on a Boeing 737-800. The new routes are complemented by the extension of seasonal service between JFK and Antigua (ANU).

American will also extend recently launched summer service from New York LaGuardia (LGA) to Aruba (AUA) to operate year-round beginning in December.

Additionally, on December 18, American will add a second daily flight from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), and the airline is extending seasonal service between DFW and San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL), to operate year-round.

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New Routes From JFK

Origin Destination Frequency Departure Arrival Start Date
JFK
MBJ
MBJ
JFK
1x daily 7 a.m.
12 p.m.
11 a.m.
4:09 p.m.
November 21
JFK
SJO
SJO
JFK
1x daily 3:59 p.m.
11:03 p.m.
9:42 p.m.
5:19 a.m.
November 21
JFK
LIR
LIR
JFK
Saturday 7:00 a.m.
11:04 a.m.
10:55 a.m.
4:59 p.m.
December 21

 

Extension/Increase

Origin Destination Frequency Departure Arrival Start Date
JFK
ANU
ANU
JFK
Daily 7:30 a.m.
1:45 p.m.
12:44 p.m.
5:26 p.m.
November 21
LGA
AUA
AUA
LGA
Seasonal → Year-round
Saturday
8:20 a.m.
3:10 p.m.
2:10 p.m.
7 p.m.
December 21
DFW
SJU
SJU
DFW
1x → 2x 10:50 p.m.
2:30 a.m.
5:22 a.m.
5:58 a.m.
December 18
DFW
SAL
SAL
DFW
Seasonal → Year-round
Sun., Mon., Thur., Fri.
8:25 p.m.
1:53 a.m.
12:02 a.m.
5:30 a.m.
January 7

New international routes are subject to government approval.

American Airlines will also be offering an additional weekly service from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Argyle International Airport (SVD) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The second service will begin Wednesday December 18, 2019. 

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