• Joe Breitfeller

American Becomes Only U.S. Carrier Offering Nonstop Flights to Tel Aviv and Paramaribo From Miami

From June 2021, American Airlines will be the only carrier offering new nonstop service from Miami to Tel Aviv and Paramaribo, Suriname. The airline is also launching summer service between Miami and Little Rock, as well as Portland, Maine.


American Airlines Boeing 777-300 - Courtesy American Airlines

On Monday (February 8, 2021), American Airlines announced two new international routes from Miami (MIA) with service to both Tel Aviv (TLV) and Paramaribo, Suriname (PBM) from June 2021. The carrier will become the only U.S. airline offering nonstop flights from Miami to these destinations. For summer 2021, American will also launch new service between MIA and Little Rock Arkansas (LIT) and Portland, Maine (PWM). Starting in April, American Airlines will also increase capacity to Latin America and add frequencies to the Caribbean from Miami. Additionally, from June 2021, the airline will launch new service from Charlotte (CLT), Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles (LAX). All flights will be available for purchase starting February 15th.


In Monday’s announcement, American Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning, Brian Znotins, said,


“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.”


American’s new service between Miami and Tel Aviv will operate three times weekly starting June 4th, complementing the carrier’s recently announced service between New York (JFK) and TLV. The Miami-Tel Aviv route will be serviced with a Boeing 777-200 configured with Flagship Business lie flat seats, Premium Economy and Main Cabin seats for the 12 hour flight. American will offer Kosher meals for pre-order and Kosher wine onboard. American’s Paramaribo, Suriname service will operate five times weekly starting in July and the route will be serviced with an Airbus A319. Suriname will become the ninth country in South America served by the airline.


American Airlines’ guests traveling from Miami can also look forward to more frequencies to the Caribbean, including five daily flight to Port-au-Prince (PAP) from April, four daily flights to Santiago (Dominican Republic) and seven weekly flights to Santo Domingo (SDQ). From April 2, 2021, American is also adding an additional daily flight from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Port-au-Prince. Compared to summer 2019, the carrier will also add more frequencies to 12 Latin American destinations, including Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service to Bogota (BOG), Medellin (MDE), Cali (CLO), Guayaquil (GYE), Quito (UIO), Lima (LIM) and Santiago, Chile (SCL).


Speaking on the carrier’s MIA expansion, American Airlines’ Vice President of Operations for Miami, the Caribbean and Latin America, Juan Carlos Liscano, added,


“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 Airlines Expands Miami (MIA) Network With New Destinations and Added Capacity & Frequencies - Courtesy American Airlines

American Airlines’ purpose is to “care for people on life’s journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.



Source: American Airlines

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