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American Airlines to Add More Flights to Caribbean

American Airlines has announced that in November it will launch two more flights to St. Kitts from Miami in the United States.

The additional flights will take the number of weekly flights from Miami to the Caribbean island to nine, said Art Torno, the carrier’s Vice President for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.

“The centerpiece of our strategic vision for the Caribbean is our Miami hub. We increased service to 28 international destinations from Miami, including 12 in the Caribbean,” Torno told a conference in St. Kitts.

The Airline is planning to introduce more flights from its Miami hub over the next ten years, increasing the number of flights to the Caribbean as well as Mexico and Latin America.

American Airlines started operating flights to the Caribbean region in 1971 when it acquired Trans Caribbean Airlines. Later, it introduced more flights after it purchased Eastern Airlines’ Caribbean route system in 1989.

The carrier currently serves 33 Caribbean destinations.

The addition flights will operate from Miami on Fridays and Sundays, supplementing the carrier’s existing daily non-stop service from Miami and allowing for more connections from North American and international feeder markets.

The southbound American Airlines flight AA1153 will depart Miami (MIA) at 4:45 p.m. and arrive into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) at 8:35 p.m. every Friday and Sunday.

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The northbound return flight AA1726 will depart St. Kitts at 8:40 a.m. and arrive into Miami at 11:05 a.m. every Saturday and Monday.

American Airlines presently operates a daily flight to St. Kitts from Miami and a twice weekly flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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