American Airlines Customers Gain New Non-Stop Routes to Cancun

05 Nov, 2015, 09:00 ET from American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will offer new access to Cancun, Mexico - one of Mexico's most popular destinations - when it adds new service from four U.S. cities in 2016. The new seasonal service to Cancun International Airport (CUN) will operate on Saturdays from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Kansas City International Airport (MCI).  We expect that customers may begin booking flights for these new routes in mid-November once governmental approvals have been obtained, and service will start on March 5, 2016.

"The addition of these four new routes gives our customers 12 locations to fly non-stop to Cancun," said Art Torno, senior vice president – International and Cargo. "As the premier carrier to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America with flights to 85 destinations, these additions highlight our commitment to providing our customers with a network that is second to none."

Departure
City

Arrival City

Departure
Time

Arrival
Time

Aircraft
Type

Frequency

RDU

CUN

7:05 a.m.

9:25 a.m.

A319

Saturday
only

CUN

RDU

10:25 a.m.

2:15 p.m.

A319

Saturday
only

PIT

CUN

7:00 a.m.

10:01 a.m.

A319

Saturday
only

CUN

PIT

11:00 a.m.

3:27 p.m.

A319

Saturday
only

BNA

CUN

7:00 a.m.

10:07 a.m.

A319

Saturday
only

CUN

BNA

11:05 a.m.

2:06 p.m.

A319

Saturday
only

MCI

CUN

7:00 a.m.

10:27 a.m.

B737

Saturday
only

CUN

MCI

11:25 a.m.

3:01 p.m.

B737

Saturday
only

Note: CUN Arrival and Departure times are one hour later through March 12th, 2016.

Pending regulatory approval, the new routes will operate on the above schedule (all times local).

In August, American announced plans to provide customers a more seamless experience with its Airbus 319 fleet. A319s will be retrofitted with AC power ports at every seat and new overhead bins with increased storage for carryon bags. When complete, all A319s will be configured with 128 seats with 8 First Class seats and 18 Main Cabin Extra seats.

American is in the midst of more than $2 billion in planned improvements to give customers a superior travel experience around the world. These capital investments include fully lie-flat seats; international Wi-Fi; more in-flight entertainment options and power outlets; a new, modern design for Admirals Club lounges worldwide; and an upgraded assortment of complimentary healthy food, cocktails and more. For more information on American's $2 billion investment, please visit aa.com/goingforgreat.

American is taking delivery of more than 100 new aircraft this year, giving it the youngest fleet of any U.S.-based network carrier. Orders include the Airbus A320 and A320neo family, A350-900s, Boeing 737 MAX, 777-300ERs and 787s, which will make American's fleet even younger, more modern and fuel efficient.

About American Airlines Group

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines. Together with regional partners operating as American Eagle, American offers an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. This year American Airlines Group Inc. topped Fortune Magazine's list of best business turnarounds and its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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