American Airlines Customers Gain More Access To Mexico With New Service To Merida

Sep 28, 2015, 14:00 ET from American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will add new service to Merida, Mexico – a new destination for its global network – providing more service to the country than any other American carrier. New service will start on March 3, 2016 to Manuel Crescencio Rejon International Airport (MID) from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).


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Arrival City

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12:30 p.m.

2:50 p.m.


Five times per week




3:50 p.m.

6:20 p.m.


Five times per week


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

Customers may begin booking flights for this new route this Sunday, Oct. 4.

"The addition of Merida gives our customers 21 destinations in Mexico, and we'll now operate nearly 120 daily flights between our two countries," said Art Torno, senior vice president – International and Cargo. "American was the first international airline to fly to Mexico in 1942 and we've been one of the leading international carriers in the country ever since."

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

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
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with regional partners, operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate 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 topped Fortune Magazine's list of best business turnarounds and its stock was added to the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at

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