American Airlines announces expanded service from MIA hub
Paramaribo and Tel Aviv among new routes this summer
American Airlines is strengthening its commitment to its hub at Miami International Airport with the announcement of two new international routes to Tel Aviv (TLV) and Paramaribo, Suriname (PBM), beginning this summer. The airline is also introducing two new domestic routes from the MIA hub to Little Rock, Arkansas (LIT) and Portland, Maine (PWM), operating from June 5 through Aug. 16. All flights will be available for purchase on Feb. 15.
Three times weekly service from MIA to TLV begins June 4 and will operate on a Boeing 777-200. Customers will have the option to choose Flagship Business, with lie flat seats, Premium Economy or Main Cabin on the 12-hour flight. The airline intends to offer Kosher meals for pre-order and kosher wine on board.
American has always been the biggest and best in Miami with more flights to more places than any other carrier, and as demand recovers, we’ll be even bigger and better than ever before. Our new service to Tel Aviv and Paramaribo are the start of further growth in Miami, and as the city grows and expands, American will do the same.
Beginning in July, American will also be the first and only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service to PBM. Flights will operate five times per week on an Airbus 319, with a convenient schedule for customers traveling across the United States to connect through MIA. As a new destination for the airline, Suriname becomes the ninth country served by American in South America.
This year, American customers can also look forward to more frequencies to the Caribbean from MIA. For example, Port-au-Prince (PAP) will increase to five daily flights beginning in April; and Santiago (STI) and Santo Domingo (SDQ) in the Dominican Republic, will increase to operate four and seven daily flights, respectively.
American will also increase service from MIA to Latin America, with 12 destinations seeing more frequencies this summer compared to 2019. Last year, the airline introduced the Boeing 787-8 aircraft to the Miami hub, offering additional capacity to a number of destinations. That service includes Bogota (BOG), Medellin (MDE), and Cali (CLO) in Colombia; Guayaquil (GYE) and Quito (UIO) in Ecuador; Lima, Peru (LIM); PAP; and Santiago, Chile (SCL).
Beginning June 5, the airline will launch Saturday service from MIA to LIT and PWM. This is the first time American will operate this service during the summer months, providing more options for customers in Little Rock and Portland to visit sunny South Florida or connect seamlessly on to one of the many destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Since establishing our Miami hub in 1989, American’s commitment to our community and to our team has not wavered. Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to strengthen our capacity in Miami to match demand in Latin America and the Caribbean. With new international destinations launching this year — Tel Aviv and Suriname — two new domestic destinations — Little Rock and Portland — and additional flights to key destinations in the Caribbean, we look forward to further deepening our ties to Miami.
American has continued to increase its capacity to Latin America and the Caribbean by upgauging aircraft and adding more service. This summer, American is planning for 16% more capacity to the region from MIA compared to 2019.
American’s announcement of new domestic and international routes, coupled with increased capacity that will exceed its 2019 volume, is fantastic news for Miami International Airport and Miami-Dade County. We continue to work side by side with American to safely bring passenger travel I back to our pre-pandemic level and strengthen our local economy.